1. Winterfang's Avatar
    It's not being even 10 minutes but this is kinda amazing. I try it on my Xbox and I'm currently listening to the new Gaga album and is stream really fast, connected my PC and I'm downloading as we speak. Then I'll transfer it on my Phone.

    So seamless and fast wow.

    Any things I should know to improve my Zune pass experience?
    05-25-2011 01:52 PM
  2. jalb's Avatar
    I like streaming albums straight to my phone (when I am home on wifi). I hadnt thought about doing it via Xbox. Do you have to have Xbox Live Gold?

    I have a 3 month trial of Zune Pass right now from AT&T, and I am really thinking about keeping it. I just need to decide what ten songs to download.
    05-25-2011 03:00 PM
  3. enahs555's Avatar
    Don't you get 10 songs every month? So if you have a 3 month pass you should get 30 songs.
    05-25-2011 03:10 PM
  4. Vallos's Avatar
    That is correct, enashs555.
    05-25-2011 03:29 PM
  5. dtboos's Avatar
    Yah it really is the best deal out there imo. Unlimited streaming and downloading of songs for offline listening (so long as your account is active...they are DRM songs), and 10 songs a month you keep forever (high quality, non-DRM). So essentially it costs you around $5/month to have access to almost all of the songs on Zune both streaming and downloaded for offline use.
    05-25-2011 03:40 PM
  6. jalb's Avatar
    I don't think I can carry them over though, so I have to do ten soon or lose them.
    05-25-2011 03:44 PM
  7. dtboos's Avatar
    Yup. There's gotta be an album you want no? :O
    05-25-2011 04:16 PM
  8. jimski's Avatar
    Actually, if you pay the whole year up front its $149.90, or $12.49/m. So like $2.59/m after the 10 songs at 0.99. Also note that they say you will be reminded of your 10 free before they expire but that's not true. I have a recurring task set two days before they expire and make sure I use them. I try to keep them to the end of the month in case something comes up, but have a bunch of downloaded material to convert before my 10 free expire. Really an unbeatable deal.

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    05-25-2011 05:08 PM
  9. wolfman-fu's Avatar
    I don't think I can carry them over though, so I have to do ten soon or lose them.
    I know someone that has the zune pass and he said that if you do not pick your ten songs that month you will lose them. I am on just the 14 day trial right now but I will be getting the full deal once this is over.
    05-25-2011 05:31 PM
  10. DirtyDogg#WP's Avatar
    Smart DJ is awesome, and when it is available on the phone I am all in on Zune
    05-25-2011 08:21 PM
  11. Winterfang's Avatar
    I like streaming albums straight to my phone (when I am home on wifi). I hadnt thought about doing it via Xbox. Do you have to have Xbox Live Gold?

    I have a 3 month trial of Zune Pass right now from AT&T, and I am really thinking about keeping it. I just need to decide what ten songs to download.

    Zune in xbox is really good. Is looks even better than on the PC and you can use your home theater.
    05-25-2011 09:51 PM
  12. Averry's Avatar
    Zune is awesome, and to ME, it is the best deal, Amazon, Rdio, Google music, and probably even the new iTunes (the unnanounced) services probably wont' compare.

    Microsoft's big folly here though was simply not evangelizing it to other platforms to bring them back to Windows Phone. You can't use it on Xbox live with out paying the Zune pass, but what if somebody doesn't have a Zune and just an Android phone?

    They totally should have dominated the streaming market early, and innovated. They haven't really done much besides build clients for their own stuff that should have been done a long time ago anyways. Now the other guys are innovating on more popular platforms.

    My tip though, is that don't forget you can log into Zune.net and start streaming whatever you like over the browser. It just pops up a little Silverlight client and there ya go.
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    05-25-2011 11:56 PM
  13. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    I don't think I can carry them over though, so I have to do ten soon or lose them.
    Someone posted this in another thread but I don't remember who to give credit to. If you have use-em-or-lose-em credits, click on where it says "10 credits" below your ID in the upper right. It shows 10 songs you play often, and all you have to do is click the "buy" button to use your credits. It's an easy way to take advantage of the credits you're going to lose.
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    05-26-2011 08:20 AM
  14. devilhound1's Avatar
    Someone posted this in another thread but I don't remember who to give credit to. If you have use-em-or-lose-em credits, click on where it says "10 credits" below your ID in the upper right. It shows 10 songs you play often, and all you have to do is click the "buy" button to use your credits. It's an easy way to take advantage of the credits you're going to lose.
    And I believe it give you the option of automatically downloading the 10 most played tracks. Pretty sweet.
    05-26-2011 08:49 AM
  15. cdook's Avatar
    I've had a Zune Pass on and off since my 2nd gen 80GB Zune. I seriously think Zune is the best music platform out there. It beats iTunes hands down and is available via web, phone, PC and 360. You can't beat it. Microsoft needs to give the Zune team more love.

    I can't wait for Smart DJ on the phone either. Here's hoping we see it with Mango.
    05-26-2011 08:58 AM
  16. Winterfang's Avatar
    I just noticed that Zune Pass doesn't cover all the songs. There's a very especific Red Hot Chilly Peppers song that I want to buy but it doesn't let me listen it with my Zune pass. There seem to be different versions of it and I don't want to buy the incorrect one.

    That's kinda disappointing because it seems like a great way to discover new music.
    05-26-2011 09:53 AM
  17. cdook's Avatar
    Blame that on the record companies. For the longest time Kid Rock, Seether and White Stripes didn't have Zune Pass support. You could buy the album and that was it. I just said whatever, if they don't want me to discover their music then that's their loss.
    05-26-2011 11:15 AM
  18. Winterfang's Avatar
    Kid Rock isn't a fan of online music stores. He seems to hate Itunes for some reason.
    05-26-2011 11:42 AM
  19. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    Kid Rock isn't a fan of online music stores. He seems to hate Itunes for some reason.
    05-26-2011 12:44 PM
  20. Jay Bennett's Avatar
    Don't you get 10 songs every month? So if you have a 3 month pass you should get 30 songs.
    Only if you're in the US :( those of us in the UK who love the service have to make do with knowing when we eventually cancel our subscription we say bye bye to it all
    05-26-2011 02:34 PM
  21. enahs555's Avatar
    Its the internet guys! Use a US proxy server and order one of those prepaid debit cards and sign up as you live in the US!
    05-26-2011 02:44 PM
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