As of December 1st, Xbox Music users will no longer be able the use the service's free music streaming option. The current service operates similarly to Spotify's structure, which can be used on the system, computer, tablet, and phone of the user.

Exactly why parent company Microsoft has decided to discontinue the free service is still relatively unknown. Rather, the company delivered a vague statement to users, saying that it's "focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers."

According to The Verge, Microsoft has implemented numerous updates to the system, along with redesigns coinciding with the release of Windows 8.1 and the recently released Xbox One system. Originally released in 2012, Xbox Music allowed users to listen to music either buy purchasing individual songs or a $10 (U.S.) Xbox Music Pass, as well as streaming on PC with ads. The former two options, however, will still be available to users after December 1st, barring any setbacks. All previously downloaded music will not be erased, despite the changes.

Expect more details on why exactly Microsoft decided to discontinue the service in the coming weeks.

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