Microsoft is committing to two major updates within the year:
- Alternative operating systems — Xbox Music is planned to become available for Apple iOS devices, for Android, and as a web app.
- Farewell, Zune — Microsoft's existing online music player, Zune, will no longer exist as we know it once Xbox Music takes hold. Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 users will be automatically upgraded. On the one hand, it's a welcome change, because the Xbox Music Pass is less expensive than Zune's, but on the other hand, users will no longer receive 10 free songs each month nor have access to the Zune Podcast library.