1. draztikrhymez's Avatar
    Hi,

    I'm new to windows phone 7 and I decided to try the free trial of Zune pass. Liking it a lot so far downloading all I can hear from the market.

    But after it runs out and if I cancel it will the downloaded music just not play anymore and do I manually just delete them?
    04-19-2012 10:18 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    Music you download = DRM
    Music you purchase = No DRM

    Once you cancel your Zune Pass you will not be able to listen to any music that has DRM. Any music that you purchase will continue to play just fine.

    fyi
    DRM = Digital Rights Management
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    04-19-2012 10:24 AM
  3. draztikrhymez's Avatar
    Music you download = DRM
    Music you purchase = No DRM

    Once you cancel your Zune Pass you will not be able to listen to any music that has DRM. Any music that you purchase will continue to play just fine.

    fyi
    DRM = Digital Rights Management
    yea I know all about DRM coming from ios. It was confusing at first because Zune marketplace did not mention my pass at all. So I was worried it was really purchasing all this at first
    04-19-2012 11:20 AM
  4. Verkunder's Avatar
    If it just says "download," it's not charging you. If it says "1.29" or whatever, then it's charging you.
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    04-19-2012 12:46 PM
  5. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    Buy the annual pass - it's totally worth it!
    04-19-2012 01:16 PM
  6. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    I'm lost on what the zune pass offers. Is it something that i can get alot of utilization out of on the road while not hogging up so much data? I'm only on a 3GB/month plan.
    04-19-2012 02:15 PM
  7. AzD's Avatar
    I'm lost on what the zune pass offers. Is it something that i can get alot of utilization out of on the road while not hogging up so much data? I'm only on a 3GB/month plan.
    If you download your music over WiFi you would be fine; if you download or stream it over 3g you'll eat through your data pretty quickly.
    04-19-2012 03:37 PM
  8. draztikrhymez's Avatar
    I'm lost on what the zune pass offers. Is it something that i can get alot of utilization out of on the road while not hogging up so much data? I'm only on a 3GB/month plan.
    Its great, you can download or stream all the music Microsoft has in their Zune service

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    04-19-2012 04:59 PM
  9. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    If you download your music over WiFi you would be fine; if you download or stream it over 3g you'll eat through your data pretty quickly.
    Not sure if 3GB will be too much though.

    I download MOST/all of my music over WiFi each month but then I play "SmartDJ" over the 3G connection. SmartDJ is an awesome way to discover new artists using Zune. It picks up similar songs and artists and auto generates the playlist. So ideally in say 3-4 hours of smartDJ playlist generally you will have about 1 hour worth of songs from your phone and the rest will be streamed from the marketplace.

    But then looking at my usage, including all the normal syncs, emails, news, browsing etc along with this streaming - I have used maximum 2.5-3.5 GB on average.

    So if you are careful with streaming on 3g, you could enjoy the Zune pass with 3GB of allowance. Try it for 15 days and see if it eats up too much data?

    If you love music and don't want an iPod+Windows Phone, I think Zune does a very decent job with it's album art, sync, smartDJ and music quality+collection.
    04-19-2012 05:00 PM
  10. cp2_4eva's Avatar
    If I stream music outside of WiFi, will it stay on my phone in an offline mode? The service fee is all I pay and I can play any song or video I want? For as long as I pay the fee? Is there any drawback? The items I pay for individually are mine to keep to play on any device I want?

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    04-19-2012 08:05 PM
  11. Verkunder's Avatar
    If I stream music outside of WiFi, will it stay on my phone in an offline mode? The service fee is all I pay and I can play any song or video I want? For as long as I pay the fee? Is there any drawback? The items I pay for individually are mine to keep to play on any device I want?

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    Let's say you search the Marketplace for an artist, say, Spoon (shameless promo for my favorite band). Click on the album Transference, and it plays the whole thing. The songs won't stay put on your device, though in the Music + Video hub, it'll show the album in your history for quick access.

    All you ever pay is 9.99 a month, though, as rockstarzzz pointed out, the yearly fee is a great deal (99.99 for twelve months, which equates to two free months of service). You can play as many music videos and songs as you like. When I say "play," that means two things:

    Streaming; which you can do on your Zune device, Windows Phone, ANY computer (through zune.net), any Zune software, and Xbox 360.

    and

    Downloading; which can be used to load songs onto your computer, Zune device, or Windows Phone.

    So, you've played Spoon and like them, so you start a Smart DJ for them. It plays a few groups you've never heard of before, but like. When you're on Wifi or on your Pc, you can download all the new groups you've just discovered. That way, the next time you start Smart DJ for Spoon, you've got some songs on your device that won't cut into your data. (it'll still stream some new stuff, too).

    Let me know if you've got any other questions! I've been with Zune since day one and I'm a firm believer that without Zune, we wouldn't have Windows Phone as we know it. :)
    04-19-2012 08:20 PM
  12. ninjaap's Avatar
    But you can't stream or download music videos, right? Last time I had a Zune Pass, music videos were only available via PC or XBOX.
    04-19-2012 08:31 PM
  13. Verkunder's Avatar
    But you can't stream or download music videos, right? Last time I had a Zune Pass, music videos were only available via PC or XBOX.
    You can stream them throuh the Zune software and Xbox 360. As far as downloads go, they're purchases.
    04-19-2012 10:18 PM
  14. banjaboo's Avatar
    To buy or not to buy hmmm that is the question lol

    So say a new album comes out tomorrow... Will Zune have it tomorrow also?
    04-19-2012 11:39 PM
  15. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    To buy or not to buy hmmm that is the question lol

    So say a new album comes out tomorrow... Will Zune have it tomorrow also?
    Mostly yes, unless the artist has some exclusive rights business going on.

    Latest example the much hyped teen sensation "Boyfriend" was out the same day, a few hours later.
    04-20-2012 02:05 AM
  16. Verkunder's Avatar
    To buy or not to buy hmmm that is the question lol

    So say a new album comes out tomorrow... Will Zune have it tomorrow also?
    You'll get hooked... I certainly did! I've found that Zune has stuff 98% of the time.
    04-20-2012 07:41 AM
  17. banjaboo's Avatar
    I am trying the 14day free trial and I am liking it so far ... I have the TITAN II and a old Samsung focus, so I can download on both devices right? just not at the same time? Goin to try to use it tonight on the Xbox for videos since you can't do that on your phone, right?
    04-20-2012 08:43 AM
  18. HeyCori's Avatar
    I am trying the 14day free trial and I am liking it so far ... I have the TITAN II and a old Samsung focus, so I can download on both devices right? just not at the same time? Goin to try to use it tonight on the Xbox for videos since you can't do that on your phone, right?
    You can have up to 3 devices linked to one account. The Xbox doesn't count against your list of devices.
    04-20-2012 09:32 AM
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