Update: Pour water on this one. Not true. Says Microsoft’s PR in an email to TVGB: “Reports that Microsoft is launching a new music service on Xbox this fall are inaccurate. A recent demonstration of upcoming Xbox features showcased what we will deliver later this fall on Xbox, including voice search with Bing on Xbox to locate and access entertainment content on the console. This includes Zune music which has a catalog of more than 11 million tracks.”
In a speech at the Microsoft Partner Conference yesterday, CEO Steve Ballmer, according to a report on Business Insider, formalized plans for something called Xbox Music.
The service, believed to be based on Zune Marketplace, will arrive with 11 million songs in tow.
Kinect functionality is included, with users able to search for tunes using the device’s voice recognition tech.
The new service was said to arrive this fall, presumably with the new dashboard update.