Rumor: Microsoft to Replace Zune with More Annoying Name
Someone over at The Verge left the right sack of money on the right person’s desk, because they have information that Microsoft will replace its You-Have-Nothing-To-Offer-The-World Zune music service with a new one called Woodstock.
Yeah, Woodstock. I can already see a 50-something marketing exec smiling real smug like thinking they’re going to grab all the olds that keep looking up music on YouTube.
According to reports, Woodstock will play through a browser similar to Spotify or Amazon Cloud Player. It’s also said to be able to scan your existing music collection and offer you similar cloud-based music, as well as play on Xbox, iOS, Android, and Windows 8.
Given that they’re (supposedly) opening the service up to iOS and Android, this might be a sea change for services from Microsoft. In the past few years, they’ve invented services that are inferior to existing ones (Bing, Zune) to try and capture that market share. If it operates as described, Woodstock appears to be a little more of an open approach, and could conceivably offer functionality that didn’t exist before.
That name though, god damn. I don’t want to think about annoying ass hippies when I listen to my jams. Plus I’m balls deep into Amazon right now for music regardless.
How about you guys, what music services are you using nowerdays?
[via The Verge]