Microsoft has corrected an earlier statement, confirming that no ad-supported free option for Xbox Music will be offered to Xbox Live Gold subscribers on Xbox One. Users will be able to stream 15 songs for free, and then must pay for an Xbox Music pass to continue.
"I was wrong about Music on Xbox One: You get 15 free song plays then need Music Pass for ad-free streaming. No ad-supported streaming. Sorry!," Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello clarified on Twitter.
Penello originally stated that Xbox Music would be free on Xbox One for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, though audio playback would be intermittently interrupted by ads.
An Xbox Music Pass costs $10 per month or $100 for a yearlong subscription.
Microsoft's Xbox Music service officially launched in October 2012. Free streaming (with ads) is now available throughmusic.xbox.com and unlimited access is unlocked via a Music Pass. Xbox Music apps for iOS and Android were released in September.
The Xbox One launches on November 22 for $500.