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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CNet Matches Up Zune Pass and Spotify

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Media" @ 08:50 PM

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/gadgets/zun...otify-50001134/

"If you're not ensnared in the bear trap that is iTunes, and you own a phone that doesn't have a lower case 'i' at the start, you might be wondering what to do about music. With Windows Phone 7 launching this week, Microsoft has finally brought its Zune store to the UK, and with it, the streaming and download service Zune Pass. Spotify is well established in the UK, with a multi-tier service that offers music for free -- ad supported -- and extra services if you're prepared to cough up £10 per month for its most feature-packed option. It's £1 more than Zune, and you don't get ten free downloads like you do with Microsoft's version, which is a shame. Let's have a look at both offerings and try to determine which one is worthy of your monthly subscription."

CNet's Crave UK is an awesome source for music tech news, and they always bring flair to their reviews and writeups. This time they're comparing subscription services Zune, Spotify, and Napster. If that second name looks unfamiliar to those in the US, it's because at the moment Spotify is strictly limited to customers in Europe. My friends who have used the service swear by it, and it's easy to see why the free/cheap unlimited streaming service is easy to love. At the same time, the Zune pass has made strides with web access, smart DJ, and of course the Zune Social over the last few years. If you happen to live in the UK and are looking for a subscription service, definitely give the article a read.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Get 3 Months of Zune Pass Free When You Pre-order WinPhone7

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Media" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.neowin.net/news/pre-orde...-zune-pass-free

"Are you really excited over all of the Windows Phone 7 news? Can you just not wait to get your hands on one? Microsoft has a great deal for you that gets you the phone you want as soon as it is available and a little gift for pre-ordering. Microsoft is offering anyone who signs up to be notified of when they can pre-order Windows Phone 7, then use the same email to complete the transaction three months of Zune Pass for free. All you need to do as of now is shoot them an email, and follow through with the pre-order once it is announced then you get your three months of Zune Pass for free. Please note that the fine print states that it is only available to those in the United States."

Well this is a nice little bonus for everybody thinking about pre-ordering Windows Phone 7. There's no question that Zune is an integral part of the WinPhone7 experience, and it's certainly going to add a whole lot of value for folks who want to listen to new tracks on the go. A the moment it's US-only, but we'll keep our eyes open for some benefits to our friends in other countries too.


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