Microsoft is bundling its most popular services together and offering holiday season pricing to it. It’s called the Work & Play Bundle and includes Office 365 Home, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Music Pass, and Skype Unlimited World.
Individually, these services would cost near $450 /annually but for the next few weeks, through the holiday season, until January 4th, the price is just $199 which is over half off.
The biggest caveat being you can only buy the bundle as a gift card from physical Microsoft Store locations. Hopefully, the company will make this available on its online store, but so far, there is no indication that it will.
What are the Benefits of Microsoft Services?
Each of the services listed above also has their perks involved, for instance, the Office 365 subscription gives you the Office suite as well as unlimited OneDrive storage that is great for backing up photos from any device. And you can install Office on up to five computers or Macs and five mobile devices.
Xbox Music Pass allows you to stream over 30 million songs ad-free on your computer, Xbox console, and virtually any mobile device.
Of course, Xbox Live Gold gives you access to all things Xbox like free monthly games and online support for either the 360 or Xbox One.
Skype Unlimited World provides unlimited Skype Calls world wide from you laptop, tablet, or phone, as well as access to over 2 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide.
What do you think of Microsoft services in general and if you’re a fan are you going to hop on this deal? Leave a comment below and let us know.