Fresh wave of Zune HD apps incoming

New Zune Apps Coming Soon Fresh wave of Zune HD apps incoming

A fresh wave of Zune HD apps will hit the Zune Marketplace soon, says Dave McLauchlan. When asked when Microsoft would “roll out the next app updates,” Zune’s senior business development manager replied “Very soon actually…”

McLauchlan was unable to provide specifics, like whether they will be released before the end of the week. When it comes to Zune HD apps, things are always in flux and they can change very quickly.

The Zune HD app marketplace doesn’t have the biggest catalog, but Microsoft has continued to support it over the years. The most recent wave of apps landed on April 1 and was composed of an email application–a much requested feature–and a BBQ Battle game.

Microsoft has yet to announce which apps will be included in the next wave, so we can only speculate. A few months ago, 2PlayMobile announced that they were working on three Zune HD games: Bug Splatter, Tuginator, and Young Ninja. The company’s Twitter account has been silent since then, but the games are still listed on their website.

The software giant recently added support for Zune HD apps in Canada. Unfortunately, a bug in the software is preventing Canadian customers from downloading the apps. This issue will be addressed in the next Zune software update, which Microsoft hopes to have out as soon as possible.

McLauchlan also recently revealed that Microsoft is considering bringing Zune HD apps over to Windows Phone. More details can be found at our sister site, Anythingbutiphone.

[Dave McLauchlan]

8 Comments

Matt on June 29, 2011 8:41 AM

It’s worth mentioning that in the interview with Barbaroga games ( http://www.wpcentral.com/developer-interview-babaroga-makers-zombies ) they said this: “Funny enough, just this month we are finishing up 4 Zune HD games – including DecoderRing and Bees! – which are both Babaroga’s original games that already have a faithful following.”
:)

Kingz on June 29, 2011 6:44 PM

How soon is soon?

Haze on June 29, 2011 11:31 PM

Awesome! got acess to apps in Canada Just now!!!

mac on June 30, 2011 3:14 PM

wow! great info… thanks for the update….

William Devereux on June 30, 2011 4:53 PM

@Matt Thanks for the tip!

@Haze It’s now working without the software update?

Haze on July 1, 2011 3:39 AM

William

When I started the software yesterday it said I had to restart it for changes to take effect and when I did the apps for the Zune HD appeared. The only thing now, is that I can only acess Zune HD apps on the root page (if I click on the Games and Other options under the Genres it says “Error. This Item is no longer available at Zune Marketplace”)

William Devereux on July 1, 2011 3:53 AM

Huh, interesting. Thanks for the info!

Haze on July 2, 2011 12:56 AM

Thanks for looking into it! :)

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