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Microsoft clarifies what’s new with Xbox Music in GDR2: fixed cloud collection and more

Microsoft clarifies what’s new with Xbox Music in GDR2: fixed cloud collection and more

Sam Sabri 226

GDR2 is slowly rolling out to Windows Phone 8 handsets around the globe. Some devices, like the Lumia 925 and 1020, already come with GDR2 preinstalled. For everyone else, the updates are slowly coming. We’ve always had a pretty good idea of what’s new in GDR2, but some items were slightly vague. For example we knew Microsoft made "improvements to Xbox Music", but didn’t know exactly...

Zune Marketplace will no longer support rental and purchases; Zune Pass holders still okay

Zune Marketplace will no longer support rental and purchases; Zune Pass holders still okay

Daniel Rubino 92

Microsoft is continuing their phased closure of the Zune Marketplace, which has been replaced with Xbox Music and Video. The latest change involves users not being able to purchase music or video through the service starting as early as August 22nd. For that reason, Microsoft is encouraging you to spend any Microsoft Point balances before that date. The move appears to be a combination...

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

robert brand 91

As we move ever closer to the launch of Windows 8 we also near the relaunch of Microsoft’s music services. All traces of Zune branding are being replaced with the upcoming Xbox Music. On trying to go to www.zune.net we now get a re-direct to Xbox.com to be told that Zune Music is now Xbox Music. We’re going to miss that crazy pink and white website but it's had its time. Microsoft didn...

Microsoft gives Zune users update details plus 1,000 MS Points for Xbox Music launch

Microsoft gives Zune users update details plus 1,000 MS Points for Xbox Music launch

Daniel Rubino 102

If you’re a current Zune Pass subscriber, you may want to check your email. Microsoft has just sent out the Xbox Music update details for those who are using Zune Pass and what’s more, they’re throwing in a 1,000 MS Points to celebrate. Those points (worth $12.50 or an average album) can be used “on any of the music, video, or game content on Xbox LIVE”. (Wait, we’re still calling it...