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Microsoft deny reports of a streaming music service

Microsoft have revealed that there is no new Xbox Music service launching this year, contrary to reports.

Yesterday the internet was alive with rumours that the company would be launching a new streaming service in the autumn, and bringing with it a catalogue of over 11 million songs. However it now appears that they will simply be refurbishing the Zune music marketplace, adding a voice search feature through the Kinect hardware.

'Reports that Microsoft is launching a new music service on Xbox this fall are inaccurate,'a Microsoft representative confirmed. 'A recent demonstration of upcoming Xbox features showcased what we will deliver later this fall on Xbox, including voice search with Bing on Xbox to locate and access entertainment content on the console. This includes Zune music which has a catalogue of more than 11 million tracks.'

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