Steve Ballmer Announces Xbox Music (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Microsoft has clarified this whole thing with this statement:

Reports that Microsoft is launching a new music service on Xbox this fall are inaccurate. 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 catalog of more than 11 million tracks.

So, yeah, this is not a new thing.

Original story: Big Dog Steve Ballmer spoke at the Microsoft Partner Conference, and he mentioned something called Xbox Music. Business Insider chronicled his remarks, and they say he said that Xbox Music will be launching this fall, will have 11 million songs and will be Kinect-functional in that you’ll be able to search for music by voice.

That’s all we know.

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