Microsoft is set to show a preview of its upcoming Xbox music service at E3, which will mark the company's official replacement for the ill-fated Zune.

Microsoft is set to show a preview of its upcoming Xbox music service at E3, which will mark the company's official replacement for the ill-fated Zune.

 
The software is codenamed Woodstock, is similar to Spotify, and will be available on a multitude of platforms, including Windows 8, Android, iOS and the Xbox, all accessible through a web browser, according to The Verge.
 
No browser plugins will be required and it will feature heavy integration with Facebook for sharing playlists and tracks. It will also include a scan and match service for pairing up users' existing tracks with those in the Woodstock collection.
 
 
Microsoft previously revealed that it has no plans to announce its next-generation Xbox console at E3 this year, which means that the focus of the company's presentation will likely be this music service.
 
Details are still sketchy, but it is believed that the service will launch alongside Windows 8 later this year. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but Zune Pass subscribers are expected to be able to migrate their subscriptions to the Woodstock service.
 
E3 will be held on 5-7 June at the Los Angeles Convention Centre.
 
Source & Image Credit: The Verge