According to The Verge, Microsoft's Xbox Music service will launch in the form of a web-based version accessible across platforms next week. That would make sense given that Microsoft's Build developer shebang happens, uh, tonight. Maybe more importantly, move makes sense given the big Xbox push the company is set to make at the end of the year.
You see, we were very fond of Xbox Music when it launched last year, but no matter how good it is, there's no reason to sign on to it unless you have a bunch of Windows 8 devices. Spotify and the rest of the streaming music ilk work no matter what ecosystem you're on, so why choose something limited. A web-based version is basically a welcome mat to cross-platform users.