Zune

  • Zune Music Pass now available in Australia

    Originally scheduled for release tomorrow (16th November 2011), it seems Microsoft have pulled the trigger early. Users can now signup for a Zune Music Pass. The three options available are 14-day free trial, 12-month subscription for $119.90 and 1 month for $11.99. The music can be played back on...
  • Kinect learns a new trick, voice-control in Australia

    Microsoft has today unveiled a new voice-recognition update to Xbox using it’s popular Kinect product as well as a new Zune streaming music service. The voice command implementation Microsoft is releasing in mid-December is no doubt bound to draw much comparison to Apple’s recent introduction of ‘Siri’ a voice...
  • Zune Pass Australia: $12pm, 11M tracks on WP7, Xbox or PC

    Microsoft Australia have just announced they have finally got the deal done with music labels to offer Zune Pass in Australia. For just $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year, Australians can enjoy access to over 11 Million tracks. This now becomes serious competition to the iTunes model which...
  • Zune music coming to Australia, being tested now

    It has been years in the making, but the best sign yet that Australian’s will be getting Zune Music was revealed today. Long Zheng post on istartedsomething.com that an anonymous user (WP7 developer) had sent Zune music screenshots with Australian pricing. Since then, I have independently verified this. It...
  • Zune, maybe not that far away for Australia…

      After Microsoft Australia posted on Facebook yesterday promoting the new Universal Getmusic WP7 app, I jumped on the chance to ask them.. where’s Zune. “When are we getting Zune in Australia with all major labels ? You guys are freaking Microsoft, why can’t you get this done ?”...
  • How to: Enable missing Zune features in Australia

    Zune Software is unfortunately crippled in Australia, missing some of the US-based features that make it great. A reader of techAU has worked out a registry hack to re-enable some of these features – thanks Matt. The Zune hack will re-enable   ·         Social ·         Smart DJ ·         Podcast...
  • No Zune Pass or Music for Australia, WP7 to be a broken experience

    Microsoft have just posted a press release regarding the expansion of their Zune services into new markets. Sadly the announcement is not a great on for Australians. The Zune Marketplace accompanying Music, TV shows and Movie rental service will now have select components available in select regions. With Microsoft...
  • techAU Podcast now available on Zune

      From last week, Zune owners (predominantly US-based) can now get the techAU podcast. Both the MP3 and HD versions are available. Whilst Australians may be scratching their heads as to why this is important, techAU does receive a significant amount of its audience from the US. With Microsoft’s...
  • Zune coming to Australia, 17 other countries

    Zune is finally going global ! A few hours ago Liveside posted about a Financial Times story that has details on Microsoft’s Zune brand going global to a total of 18 markets. Good news for Australians, is we’re on the list. The Zune-branded service – which includes the most...