- 10-27-2012, 10:30 AM #2
Your pass will ALSO work on the inbuilt Xbox music player which I prefer 100% more than Zune player. It is more beautiful than Zune.
I now only use Zune to sync my WP7. Everything else including Smartglass happens via my Xbox Music.
- 10-27-2012, 11:17 AM #3
I'm not referring to the pass or Zune on my WP7, but my Zune MP3 Player. I sync mine a couple times every day to update the podcasts I listen to (I don't like to use my Lumia 800 for music or podcasts) and want to know if it will still work when I upgrade to Windows 8. Will I use Xbox Music? Zune? Another music app?
I had the Windows 8 preview on another system but the music app wouldn't work for me at all, so I couldn't test it there.
- 10-29-2012, 07:10 AM #4
Ah! Sorry din't understand about the actual Zune hardware. Does it sync over Zune desktop client? If yes, then I have my Zune desktop client installed on Windows 8 and it sync fine with my Lumia 800 and HTC Titan (7.8 ROM). I've never owned a Zune player so am not sure if it is exactly the same sync procedure as Windows Phone 7.x
10-29-2012, 04:42 PM #5prjkthack
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Nokia Lumia 1520, Nokia Lumia 1020, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy S6
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- 11-02-2012, 03:51 PM #6
11-02-2012, 04:11 PM #7
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I have a Zune HD and it still syncs fine using Zune software and Windows 8 Pro. Just download the same old Zune software (which you can still do at zune.net, btw) and you'll be fine. I have not tried using Xbox Music to sync with my Zune, but I highly doubt it would work anyway: The Zune software was built with Zune in mind, Windows 8 and Xbox Music were designed WITHOUT the Zune in mind.
I'll never get rid of my Zune software. I've got multiple copies of the install program just in case.
- 04-16-2013, 10:41 AM #10
Thank you very much. I'm in the exact same boat where i still use my Zune HD daily (it's my mp3 player for the gym) and i also use a wp8 as my daily phone. I've stickied this post to remind me when i upgrade to Windows 8.
- 08-19-2013, 04:51 PM #11
Wow glad I found this subforum, I was just about to ask if it was possible to sync an actual Zune device on Windows 8. Going to be upgrading soon and that was my one concern. By the end of the year I plan to get a WP8 phone and will probably mostly if not totally replace my physical player with it, but being able to use the Zune software is important as for now they are continuing the 10 song credits even with the upcoming discontinuation of "points" it seems.
09-05-2013, 11:26 AM #14
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I have a surface pro and have been keeping it nice and clean: no battery sucking apps, not a whole lot of background processes, etc. I was hoping that there was a way to sync my good ol' Zune HD without installing the annoying zune software, importing the whole library, then keeping it in check with the xbox music library, etc. I know it sounds like nothing, but every time I switched between windows media player and the zune software, it screwed up my album art and did weird things like splitting up my albums for me. I really want to avoid using the Zune software at all costs, and since the Zune is no longer being sold, I really don't see why M$ can't just release another firmware update/driver that would enable drag & drop. Anyone know if there is a way to sync the HD without installing that nightmare?