Microsoft’s new Music Deals app gives Windows users new tunes on the cheap
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Microsoft’s new Music Deals app gives Windows users new tunes on the cheap


Apple might have a good grip on the digital music buying market, however Microsoft is upping its sport with a new app that gives users extremely good offers on albums each week.

Phone_MusicDeals_HomepageThe Microsoft Music Deals app for Windows and Windows Telephone permits users to select up chosen model new albums for 99 cents, and “basic” albums for $1.99. This week, the firm is providing users Slipknot’s new “.5” for only a buck, for these individuals who truly take pleasure in Slipknot. These of us who’ve extra … classic music tastes would most likely desire Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” or Phil Collins’s “No Jacket Required” for $2.

In accordance with the firm’s weblog publish, every new Tuesday will deliver a new slate of 101 closely discounted albums to the app for folks to select from. As soon as users buy an album, will probably be added to their Xbox Music account to allow them to entry it wherever that app is on the market.

As well as, folks will have the ability to obtain the albums (as DRM-free MP3s) to be used on different units. It’s a transparent play by Microsoft to attempt to draw curiosity in Xbox Music, and it’s arduous to say how nicely that’ll work. Nonetheless, the app will present even higher visibility for offers that the firm might have supplied anyway however gotten misplaced in the shuffle.

[This story has been updated to clarify where users can access the music sold through the app.]

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