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Old 07-18-2010, 09:27 AM
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Default Looks like Zune Marketplace is finally going international

http://www.neowin.net/news/zune-pass...able-in-the-uk
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:36 PM
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Default Zune Pass To Make Debut in UK

Just a heads-up but according to Engadget, the Zune Pass will make a debut in the UK soon. Hopefully, that means for the sake of the Zune, it will be available outside of the U.S. soon.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:58 PM
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I am really tempted to get it. That 9 price is really tantalising.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:03 PM
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Just a heads-up but according to Engadget, the Zune Pass will make a debut in the UK soon. Hopefully, that means for the sake of the Zune, it will be available outside of the U.S. soon.
LOL! I'm glad engagdet agrees with the link I posted...
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:23 PM
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LOL! I'm glad engagdet agrees with the link I posted...
He posted a separate thread, and I merged them. I don't think he saw your thread.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:41 PM
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Says Zune Pass and nothing about the Zune Hardware.

As for Zune Pass why would we need that now? We have Spotify and thats free to a point.

Unfortunately MS have sat on this too long.
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:47 PM
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Says Zune Pass and nothing about the Zune Hardware.

As for Zune Pass why would we need that now? We have Spotify and thats free to a point.

Unfortunately MS have sat on this too long.
You dont necessarily need Zune hardware. Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, PC, and any web browser are places you can use the Zune Pass.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:10 PM
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He posted a separate thread, and I merged them. I don't think he saw your thread.
ahhhh... so sorry.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:51 PM
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You dont necessarily need Zune hardware. Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360, PC, and any web browser are places you can use the Zune Pass.
Kind of limiting though isnt it and Winmo7 isnt exactly going to set the UK market afire. Everyone I know cept me has an iSheep phone.

Listening to music thought my noisy 360? No thanks.

No its all too late. I wanted this 18 months/two years ago but now other solutions have arrived.

Total indifference awaits Zune Pass in the UK.

Chalk up another missed opportunity to the lazy Zune Marketing Team.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:45 PM
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Kind of limiting though isnt it and Winmo7 isnt exactly going to set the UK market afire. Everyone I know cept me has an iSheep phone.

Listening to music thought my noisy 360? No thanks.

No its all too late. I wanted this 18 months/two years ago but now other solutions have arrived.

Total indifference awaits Zune Pass in the UK.

Chalk up another missed opportunity to the lazy Zune Marketing Team.
The most popular OS in Europe is Symbian by far, and it's compatible with Protected WMA. My understanding was that phones based on Symbian did play Zune Pass music, but I could be mistaken.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:17 AM
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Kind of limiting though isnt it and Winmo7 isnt exactly going to set the UK market afire. Everyone I know cept me has an iSheep phone.

Listening to music thought my noisy 360? No thanks.

No its all too late. I wanted this 18 months/two years ago but now other solutions have arrived.

Total indifference awaits Zune Pass in the UK.

Chalk up another missed opportunity to the lazy Zune Marketing Team.
Looks like another service will fit your needs better.

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The most popular OS in Europe is Symbian by far, and it's compatible with Protected WMA. My understanding was that phones based on Symbian did play Zune Pass music, but I could be mistaken.
Yes most WMA DRM subscription devices will work with Zune Pass though WMP12.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:22 AM
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The most popular OS in Europe is Symbian by far, and it's compatible with Protected WMA. My understanding was that phones based on Symbian did play Zune Pass music, but I could be mistaken.
You could be right... zune drm is a subset of windows media drm. plays-for-sure is another subset. A little known fact (and unsupported, thus it could disappear at any time...) is that plays-for-sure devices can play zune DRM'd tracks. But in any event, I would not be at all surprised if symbian devices can play windows media drm'd content.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:04 AM
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Looks like another service will fit your needs better.

Indeed, as I said a couple of years ago Zune Pass would have been perfect.

Since then others have come along and filled that gap. The rest of the world largely gave up waiting.

Too late MS.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:57 AM
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You could be right... zune drm is a subset of windows media drm. plays-for-sure is another subset. A little known fact (and unsupported, thus it could disappear at any time...) is that plays-for-sure devices can play zune DRM'd tracks. But in any event, I would not be at all surprised if symbian devices can play windows media drm'd content.
I wrote about this almost 3 years ago. http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...p3-players.php
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:07 AM
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I wrote about this almost 3 years ago. http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...p3-players.php
Still works...
And, still largely unknown, at least outside of ABI...
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:35 AM
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So this is probably the 'important Marketplace work' Dave was talking about which was delaying the release of new apps.
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