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Report: Microsoft launching browser-based version of Xbox Music next week (update)

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Microsoft may be launching a web-based version of its Xbox Music service next week, reports The Verge.

Sources familiar with the program said subscribers will be able to access Xbox Music — which lets users search for and stream music and organize music into playlists — across various platforms through browsers. Xbox Music is currently available on Xbox 360, Windows 8 phones and other Windows 8 devices.

According to The Verge, the new web-based version is slated to launch next week on Several of Microsoft's pages for the service have already been updated to state Xbox Music is "now available on the web."

Microsoft will also reportedly launch the next version of the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1. The redesign, shown above, features a new user interface designed to make it easier for users to find the songs. The app will also include improved support for playing songs outside of the Xbox Music library.

Update: A representative from Microsoft confirmed to Polygon a web version of Xbox Music will be launching next week. The company plans to share more details at launch.

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