Microsoft is set to phase out Zune and will reveal its replacement at E3 2012 (5-7 June). The new music service has been tagged Woodstock and will be a cross-platform player available to Xbox 360, Windows 8, Android and iOS users. The platform will not require any additional plug-ins, which is always welcome news.
Unsurprisingly, Woodstock will feature integration with Facebook, allowing users to build group playlists and share tracks with friends. It is expected that Woodstock will be available to preview at E3 2012 although it will not launch until later in the year. It has been rumoured that it will launch alongside Windows 8 and Windows 8 devices.
As it is a replacement to Zune the service will probably come at a cost. Unfortunately, no pricing plans have been revealed. It should be interesting to see what is revealed alongside this service at E3 2012 as Microsoft has already stated that no future Xbox plans or consoles will be unveiled.