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    Microsoft revealed Xbox Music today at E3 meaning they are killing the ZUNE brand. they displayed a video and what caught my eye was the next pictures, i guess thats how the new music player app or XBOX music app will look like on WP8.
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    yeah they said they where killing ZUNE for W8/WP8 i guess this is the first big official news on it :)
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    I don't care how they brand it as long as it's accessible via my car headunit and video is accessable via usb to my TV!
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    I like the new branding because it extends the Xbox name across devices just like Zune, but I like Zune better.

    Just as long as the Zune pass subscription still works i don't really care much about anything else.
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    they should of called it

    X music
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    Music X

    with a Xbox , and a Xphone and my X girl friend.. LOL j/k
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    I think the service will remain the same as Zune with additional features but re-branding the whole thing. At least I hope that my Zune pass will carry over to Xbox music. The Zune name just never really caught on.
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    They should call it XMusic and it should be included with my Xbox LIVE gold subscription. Then it will be a win.
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    Xbox Music is fine. X-music sounds juvenile.

    Everything'll carry over, I'm sure. I'm just curious as to whether or not the Zune software will still update after this gets released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Se1fcr3ation View Post
    they should of called it

    X music
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    Music X

    with a Xbox , and a Xphone and my X girl friend.. LOL j/k
    How about xTunes? lol
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    In windows 8 they should just call the app music and have it all come together in one spot.

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    I know the Zune Pass would transfer in some form but I'm worried about the ones that have the 10 free credit subscription cause I would prefer they keep it. And it would be nice if they release some form of a standalone Media Player cause as much as I love my HTC Arrive it doesn't have the memory or the battery life to my primary music player & I'm worried that my Zune is on it's last legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verkunder View Post
    Xbox Music is fine. X-music sounds juvenile.

    Everything'll carry over, I'm sure. I'm just curious as to whether or not the Zune software will still update after this gets released.
    It has barely updated in the last year or two. Seems like the only changes were to add some minor capabilities that were required for Windows Phone.
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    I hope they have some options for a family pass. I have a family Xbox Live sub, would love to add music to that.
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    Bing Music, Bing Phone
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    Zune app going away with Windows 8.
    Windows phone connector app + new Xbox music app replacing it.

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    Weird. Is this going to be released as a separate app, or does this indicate that another update will be coming to older devices that will bring support for the new service?
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    So I thank GOD I could install Zune still. I loaded my comp with Win 8 and it took off zune so I went ahead and plugged up my phone and see if anything could happen. There was no way to put things on my phone as far as pictures or music. So if they're killing zune, how will our phones be able to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by cckgz4 View Post
    So I thank GOD I could install Zune still. I loaded my comp with Win 8 and it took off zune so I went ahead and plugged up my phone and see if anything could happen. There was no way to put things on my phone as far as pictures or music. So if they're killing zune, how will our phones be able to work
    Windows 8 will have an updated version of Active Sync that is how you would be able to add Content to your Windows Phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowRentTechGuy View Post
    In windows 8 they should just call the app music and have it all come together in one spot.

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    Currently it is just called "Music" and it looks like this:
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    Not sure how WP will intermingle with Win8...but it would be pretty cool if it did anyone if not all of the following:

    1. On the Start Menu be listed under devices and use as a Share destination
    2. Desktop...have an desktop app like the Zune mini player....you can drag and drop files into it or hit play for music or photo slide show.
    3. In the Music Metro app...some sort of Active sync capability that is visually simple and ***** proof.
    4. Maybe have it's own Metro App tile.

    Haven't really thought these all through...but thought they were good ideas to start.
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    Xbox music is fine with me. I just wish they get rid of the point system and let me know in real $ how much movies/music/games cost. Also, now that MS has partnered up with studios (both music and movies) will they lower the cost of buying movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gusto View Post
    Xbox music is fine with me. I just wish they get rid of the point system and let me know in real $ how much movies/music/games cost. Also, now that MS has partnered up with studios (both music and movies) will they lower the cost of buying movies.
    Rumor has it that the point system could die as soon as this summer.
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    Makes sense. They had too many brandnames that didn't synergize between each other and that no one using one service knew about the other one.
    Windows OSs, Xbox for games, Zune for Music (and some Movies?), then there was the Zune media player next to the Windows media player (both of which did some things better than the other but without one being good because they didn't both get the same good features, .e.g dynamic library on Zune but retarded library on WMP etc..) and the Windows Phone with Zune branding for its music App and Xbox for the games... all too confusing and no one really had/used it all, all three on every device.

    Now they only have Windows for the OSes and Xbox for all things Entertainment.
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    I don't really associate XBOX with music. The branding comes off too random for my liking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentimentgx4 View Post
    I don't really associate XBOX with music. The branding comes off too random for my liking.
    Well I guess what they're trying to do is show people that Xbox isn't just for gaming anymore--it's an entertainment platform. I guess it makes sense to have all the entertainment under one brand, and I'm sure Xbox is much more well known than Zune ever was.
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