Microsoft Announces $9.99 All-You-Can-Stream-Music-Plan for Zune Users

Microsoft has announced it is going to introduce a new $9.99 all-you-can-stream music plan in its Zune Music Pass, effective October 3.

The software giant also announced Zune will be available in Canada as well.

The streaming music industry recently became a lot more competitive with other big players such as Rdio, Spotify and MOG fighting against one another, and against Microsoft to force their way to the top in the domain.

Microsoft’s own offering in the music streaming industry, Zune, however, is targeted only at the company’s customers. It offers users of Windows Phone 7, Windows PC, Xbox 360, Zune.net and Zune MP3 players etc. a platform to interact amongst themselves.

"The ($9.99 per month) plan will provide unlimited, on-demand access to more than 14 million songs and tens of thousands of music videos. Unlike the current Zune Music Pass offering, it will not include 10 MP3s to keep each month,” the company stated in a Zune Insider post.

“Once the new Zune Music Pass offering is available, the $14.99 plan with 10 monthly MP3 credits will no longer be available to new subscribers,” it added.