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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...

Xbox Music Pass and Zune Pass use different DRM, not directly compatible for syncing? [Updated]

Xbox Music Pass and Zune Pass use different DRM, not directly compatible for syncing? [Updated]

Daniel Rubino 60

Update: And just like that our Xbox Music app updated and is now auto-importing Zune Pass content. So it works going forward, but Xbox Music does not DRM sync back to Zune--yet. Eck. Looks like there’s going to be a headache for some of us as we upgrade and merge to Windows 8 (and Windows Phone 8) regarding music. Turns out, Zune Pass music doesn't like to import into Xbox Music and...

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...

Zune terms changing Sept 13, reducing the number of sync devices for music [Updated]

Zune terms changing Sept 13, reducing the number of sync devices for music [Updated]

Daniel Rubino 56

Oh this is not something we want to post as this is just bad, bad bad. Evidently, on September 13th Microsoft is reducing the number of devices upon which you can sync with the Zune music service from 6 (3 computers and 3 devices) to just 4 (at least 1 computer and any combo of 3 PCs and devices). You'll also need to download at least one new song to each device to continue using the...