There is also a 30 day trial available if you're into that sort of thing. That's not bad, but the better news here is that Xbox Music will be free on Windows 8 PC and on tablets. This branch of the service will go live on October 26 when Windows 8 launches. Those using a Windows Phone 8 device are in the same boat as the Xbox users, requiring an Xbox Music Pass to stream specific songs. A date for the WP8 support has not yet been set.
Similar to Spotify and Pandora, the streaming will include basic information such as artist information, album info, song info, and album artwork. Those with an Xbox Music Pass can listen to their library while offline. Users can also start up a Smart radio station that will offer various songs based off of an artist, song, or album. The service will make use of your global Microsoft login and will sync settings, playback, and everything else across multiple devices.