How to Sync a Zune HD with Mac OS X

Zune HD OSX How to Sync a Zune HD with Mac OS X

Forum member nate8nate found out that the Zune HD’s closed ecosystem might be not so closed after all. By installing Windows 7 Phone Connector for OS X and enabling the Zune via commandline he managed to successfully connect to his Mac, and transfer files to the player.

Let’s see how long it takes until that awesome undocumented feature dangerous bug is removed, for your own safety and convenience. Or maybe it’s a sign that Microsoft is loosening its iron grip on their walled garden a bit.  Well, that was enough metaphor abuse for one day. Either way, rumors about Zune HD support for Mac have been around for quite a while already – of course support for Zune Marketplace on Mac is a whole other issue.

Check out the full instructions in the forum thread.

5 Comments

Andre on January 9, 2011 11:02 PM

ironic, but the fact is whats the matter with the zune on mac os x, ipods run perfect on a PC with itunes or other alternatives. The only thing that i hate about Zune HD is that they cant accept FLAC or WAV =/

Lucien Dominick G. Tiojanco on January 11, 2011 1:10 AM

Too bad none of the Zune products ever made it locally in my country. But that’s fine ’cause now I have my eyes set on getting a Windows Phone when my plan is due for renewal.

MacTribe on January 11, 2011 10:58 PM

Zune is getting better, but I guess its a new piece of technology so it may take time. Zune Support better release a patch to fix this soon though.. :)

Relyt on January 12, 2011 8:06 PM

Has anyone run into any issues with this? I am reluctant to try it because I don’t want my collection/ZHD to get messed up.

santos on February 20, 2012 10:24 AM

download windows 7 phone connecter from the app store it also syncs zunes

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