- 06-17-2012, 07:07 PM #2
You can share a Zune pass with up to three devices. However, you will have to use the same live id on all three. You can have multiple live accounts on a single device. I use a generic live account for Zune pass and then each phone has a user specific account for email, contacts, etc. One big caveat is they would have to share Xbox live data and you cannot link twitter or LinkedIn accounts.
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- 06-20-2012, 10:07 PM #3
All I did was link my wife's phone to my Zune account while signed in. We only use the one computer to sync the phones anyway. My account shows two Zune devices. Her's and my phone. We do not share live id's. It is possible to share the account. You just lose one of your available devices. At least it has worked for us.
- 06-21-2012, 05:12 AM #4
That is great if it works. But, that method will not allow you to share your purchased apps. I realize that wasn't what the OP asked but it is an additional benefit of using a shared live id on both phones.
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- 06-23-2012, 10:35 AM #5
True, you can't share apps unless you link the phones with the exact same live ID. I don't think apps have anything to do with Zune pass. It's all about the music. Besides I thought the apps marketplace was removed from Zune.
06-27-2012, 11:32 PM #8
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i think people usually create a seperate zunepass account. link it with 3 phones. create 3 accounts on the computer. everyone will be able to download, stream and manage their contents separately (from phone or pc). though not at the same time.
- 07-02-2012, 10:06 AM #9
BTW, for music I've downloaded through my Zune Pass, tracks that have been purchased (through one of the computers on the account) , read "In Collection"; for those that have not been purchased, they read "In collection, buy", so it appears I could still buy. But again, I haven't bought or tried to buy.
- 07-26-2012, 04:32 PM #10
I have been confused myself. Here is my situation.
Me and my GF both have windows phones and we use our OWN windows live accounts. My GF owns a Zune pass.
We have ONE Zune installation on desktop which holds the entire library. The zune desktop is always logged into my GF's windows live account. I have download hundreds of songs on desktop as "Download", not "Buy".
The interesting fact is, all DRM downloaded music can be synced to either phone and work perfectly, even though the 2 phones use different accounts.
Is this normal? Can I add a third phone?
- 07-28-2012, 11:41 AM #13
We tried this route with our phones (my wife & I), but it became too much of a pain. The $145/year each (we're on the old plan) is well worth it with how much we both listen to music.
Lastly - there have been rumors of new plans once the transition to Xbox Music comes about - a 'family plan' similar to Live Gold family is one of the top requests.
- 07-30-2012, 03:37 PM #14
My GF is on the new Zune Pass plan ($9.99/month). I frankly did not expect to be able to use my phone to sync and play back her DRM-protected songs from zune desktop. It has been a pleasant surprise. I will be adding a third phone (my moms) to the bunch. Three phones using unlimited music for $10 a month is amazing. (no streaming of course, only zune sync).
I hope they don't take it away in Xbox Music update.