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Microsoft signs up Gracenote for Xbox Music


Microsoft has signed up to use Gracenote for its music services, including Xbox Music.

So what? Well, Gracenote, is a wholly owned independent subsidiary of Sony, allowing users to have their music recognised when moving from one service to another.

"A big frustration for music fans is having to completely rebuild their collections when switching between streaming or download services," said Gracenote president Stephen White.

"Gracenote music recognition and data will make it easy for Xbox Music users to migrate their collections to the cloud without searching, repurchasing or even uploading."

Other features of the service sees Gracenote scans a user's machine for music, collate it and open it in the cloud. Any music found and owned by the user will be there, and can be streamed on iOS and Android and now on Windows devices and the Xbox games consoles.

Gracenote looks for audio fingerprints in music and compares them to its database. It'll also add cover art and other information to your music.

It's nice to see Sony and Microsoft working together, who knows, maybe this means we'll see Skype on PS4? Although maybe not.

Edited On 06 Dec, 2013

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Kaysar's avatar
Kaysar 3 years ago
Perhaps they'll work together on a new gaming console? The PlayBox.... maybe not. The X-Station... Hmmm, perhaps they should stick to working independently in that regard...
Zombieflamingo's avatar
Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I don't see how it is there fault as if it is the controller that was in the box who are they supposed to know it was broken without opening the box? Also it does make sense that you have to send it all back it is annoying but it does need to be done as the controller is the one that comes with the xbox one so where are they going to get a replacement one they can not just open another box as then that console will not have a controller and they can't replace it with just the stand alone controller as that is not the product that is faulty and would have them losing out on stock. Your best bet if you do not want to do that would be contacting microsoft and seeing what they can do. Also how has it taken 2 weeks to realise the controller is faulty?

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