Microsoft releases updated Zune software client

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Microsoft released a new version of the Zune software client today. This incremental update brings the version number up to 4.8 and adds support for Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” handsets. The Zune software and services are also available in a wider selection of countries, including Canada and Australia.

Interestingly, Zune Pass has been renamed to Zune Music Pass. Could an all-you-can-eat video subscription service be coming in the near future? We hope so. A video subscription service has been rumored for a long time, and it would make the Zune service even more compelling on the PC, Zune devices, Windows Phone, and Xbox.

The Zune software should automatically prompt users for an update, but users can start the download immediately by going to Settings > Software > General and selecting Check for Updates. The new software client can also be obtained directly from the Microsoft Download Center.

For the full write-up, head on over to our sister site, Anythingbutiphone.




3 Comments

Michael on August 31, 2011 2:42 AM

What do you mean “The Zune software and services are also available in a wider selection of countries, including Canada and Australia.”?

The Zune software has always been available in Australia. And what ‘services’ are you meaning?

William Devereux on August 31, 2011 2:03 PM

The Zune software has been avilable in Australia, but not the full Marketplace. With this latest update, everything except the actual Zune device is available in that region. This includes Windows Phone, the Zune Marketplace (including music and video), and the Windows Phone Marketplace. More details can be found on our sister site, Anythingbutiphone.com, and Microsoft Support.

John McCarty on April 19, 2012 8:33 PM

Does Zune raise ALL songs to 192?

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