Microsoft's next-generation video game console is set to sport free, ad-supported Xbox Music streaming. Albert Penello, head of product planning for the Xbox One, confirmed in a Twitter message that this would indeed be the case. While the Xbox Music streaming would be available without charge to consumers, Panello states that advertisements would be experienced periodically.
This shouldn't come as much of a shock, considering competitor services also include advertisements in free streaming (having premium subscriptions as a means to rid the ads). Consumers would also be required to have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription to access free music on the console.
This move makes sense to bring the console solution up to speed with what's available on Windows 8.1 and the web.
via: The Verge