09-17-2011 12:06 AM
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  1. selfcreation's Avatar
    dont think they should give ZUNE to other Platforms (OS ) what they should do is simply make it easyer for people to switch

    Like when MAC was switching all PC files to MAC files for free if you got a MAC..

    MS should do the same but from Iphone/Android to WP.
    08-31-2011 11:01 AM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    I think it would be beneficial to offer Zune services to others. But make the best Zune experience on Windows Phone.

    I happen to believe that the Windows Phone OS is pretty cool. And having a service available somewhere else won't make people run away.

    If the good experience people have with Zune makes them associate positive things with Microsoft's services, that helps Windows Phone. Because to get the very best of Zune, you have to go to Windows Phone.

    I just don't like it when MS releases a better version of a product on another platform. That doesn't make sense.
    08-31-2011 11:11 AM
  3. Rhody#WP's Avatar
    I think it would be beneficial to offer Zune services to others. But make the best Zune experience on Windows Phone.

    I happen to believe that the Windows Phone OS is pretty cool. And having a service available somewhere else won't make people run away.

    If the good experience people have with Zune makes them associate positive things with Microsoft's services, that helps Windows Phone. Because to get the very best of Zune, you have to go to Windows Phone.

    I just don't like it when MS releases a better version of a product on another platform. That doesn't make sense.
    I happen to think the best Zune experience is on a PC or laptop. The Zune experience on the Xbox 360 is pretty great too. I think that is where MS could build dependence on the Zune portion of the ecosystem. They should be more aggressive with free Zune Pass trials on the Xbox 360 and the PC. Actually, they should give away 6 months of Zune Pass with every Xbox 360 or PC purchased. They should have a better structure for storing and accessing libraries or playlists in the cloud. Then people would think, "I absolutely love this Zune service and I want to keep my Zune Pass but I need a WP phone to get the most of it."

    Making the Zune service available on iOS or Android would definitely hurt WP.
    08-31-2011 11:39 AM
  4. theefman's Avatar
    It might make people be open to the idea of trying out Nokia phones at the store. (if there are any)

    Most people don't know what Symbian even is. But they might make the assumption that Nokia devices would be the very best for using ovi.

    Just like people assume that Google products probably are better on Android.
    If they werent attracted to WP7 in the first place I doubt a service that is similar to others available on competing platforms would change that. Its a USP for WP7, getting rid of it at a time when they need as many reasons as possible for people to choose a WP7 device is counterintuitive. apple users, for example would just use the service and continue with their idevices as they already have what they want in a smartphone.
    08-31-2011 11:46 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    I think Microsoft should first bring Zune Pass to all current and potential WP7 users, i.e. Canada among others! I'm not sure of the problem...is it licensing and Canadian copyright policy? Honestly I wouldn't even mind a limited selection of music through Zune (similar to Netflix), but give me something to at least make my WP7 device feel complete, albeit imperfectly.
    Mostly licensing issues and the insane cost of trying to sign a different licensing deal for every country they want to release the Zune marketplace.
    08-31-2011 11:53 AM
  6. ninjaap's Avatar
    It's pretty much "spamming" the other platforms. It sounds like a negative word, but it's basically mass advertising.
    08-31-2011 01:14 PM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    What I'd like to see is if Zune Pass had a movie service attached to it. Maybe if you paid $25 per month, you have your music service, but in addition to that, you could stream a bunch of movies for free like Netflix. And for newer movies, you could rent them for $0.99 (going to the production studio). Much cheaper than those without Zune Pass.
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    08-31-2011 01:59 PM
  8. ninjaap's Avatar
    What I'd like to see is if Zune Pass had a movie service attached to it. Maybe if you paid $25 per month, you have your music service, but in addition to that, you could stream a bunch of movies for free like Netflix. And for newer movies, you could rent them for $0.99 (going to the production studio). Much cheaper than those without Zune Pass.
    I've been wishing for that ever since I discovered Zune Pass...
    08-31-2011 02:01 PM
  9. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I hope they never make the Zune pass available to other platforms. If you want Zune pass greatness get a Windows Phone. Sense I have a WP I don't have a problem with it.
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    08-31-2011 02:03 PM
  10. selfcreation's Avatar
    What I'd like to see is if Zune Pass had a movie service attached to it. Maybe if you paid $25 per month, you have your music service, but in addition to that, you could stream a bunch of movies for free like Netflix. And for newer movies, you could rent them for $0.99 (going to the production studio). Much cheaper than those without Zune Pass.

    yay an other Service i wouldnt get in CANADA! lol.
    08-31-2011 02:29 PM
  11. jake69's Avatar
    Apple would never allow it...Zune would be an Itune killer.
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    08-31-2011 02:32 PM
  12. HeyCori's Avatar
    Apple would never allow it...Zune would be an Itune killer.
    I'm guessing (only guessing) that Microsoft's license only extends to Windows based PCs and that's why there's no Zune on the Mac. It's like how Hulu removed video playback from the HP Touchpad because Hulu doesn't have a licensing deal to cover it.
    08-31-2011 02:55 PM
  13. Nettwerk's Avatar
    Since I switch from Apple products (iPhone4, MacOS X (well I'll not going to sell my iMac)) to Windows Phone 7, I bought from Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010. And seriously when I tried Zune Pass I love it. This is reason why I will not switch back to MacOS X. And I hope Microsoft will keep Zune pass for MS products, Windows, Windows Phone, XBox etc.
    09-01-2011 10:21 PM
  14. Rodolfo#WP's Avatar
    I'm for anything that boosts Microsoft's Zune Pass business model and associated Zune subscription prices; and I'd guess that means selling it to as many users on as many platforms in as many countries as possible. Microsoft is still primarily a software and computing services company. Certainly, Microsoft saw Office for the Mac as being good for Office and Microsoft. My guess is that MS will be focused on improving a still-new Zune and services for the various Win platforms, and readying the software and services for Win8. I'm more interested in the hardware giants buying into and selling lots of WP7-and-beyond devices with Zune, than I am in what Apple and Google get or not.
    Last edited by Rodolfo; 09-06-2011 at 04:39 PM.
    09-02-2011 01:38 PM
  15. AndrewakaMJ's Avatar
    Here's my perspective: Zune Pass is the best thing about my Focus. It is what will keep me on WP. I've used WM, webOS, and Android only briefly on a WM with dual boot, and have always contemplated checking out Android or iOS just to see what the competition has. I also like using linux on my computer. However, because I love Zune so much, it's what has me locked in to WP, and because of that, it also has me using Windows 7 on my computer. Make Zune available on Android and Linux and I may spend some time over there for awhile...so in my opinion, keep it exclusive for Windows and WP...lock people in to the system.
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    09-05-2011 11:24 AM
  16. archer75's Avatar
    It was only when apple released itunes for the PC that the ipod market really blew up. Keeping zune PC only isn't doing them any favors. Most people have never looked at, never considered it.
    The only way to expand it's usage and bring people to WP7 is to open it up to other platforms and operating systems. Once people see that they make take another look at WP7.
    09-05-2011 11:55 AM
  17. king5697#CB's Avatar
    It was only when apple released itunes for the PC that the ipod market really blew up. Keeping zune PC only isn't doing them any favors. Most people have never looked at, never considered it.
    The only way to expand it's usage and bring people to WP7 is to open it up to other platforms and operating systems. Once people see that they make take another look at WP7.
    Not trying to sound like an -hole or nothing like that, but were talking about two different kinds of devices and two different services. I think your correct when you say about the ipod blowing up once it was released to PC's. The PC market was and still is many times bigger than the Mac computer market will ever be. Itunes is a music buying service where as Zune is a music borrowing/streaming service. There is a Itunes software for PC's and there is Zune software for Mac. Thats as far as their sharing goes. There is no android, Windows Phone 7 or blackberry app/software coming from Apple and the same goes for Microsoft and it competitors.
    09-05-2011 04:13 PM
  18. archer75's Avatar
    Not trying to sound like an -hole or nothing like that, but were talking about two different kinds of devices and two different services. I think your correct when you say about the ipod blowing up once it was released to PC's. The PC market was and still is many times bigger than the Mac computer market will ever be. Itunes is a music buying service where as Zune is a music borrowing/streaming service. There is a Itunes software for PC's and there is Zune software for Mac. Thats as far as their sharing goes. There is no android, Windows Phone 7 or blackberry app/software coming from Apple and the same goes for Microsoft and it competitors.
    Actually it's not really that different. The zune service also sells music and syncs devices and manages your media, same as itunes. It just has some additional options. Both services allow syncing and management of phones.

    While OSX does have a WP7 connector software it really doesn't have zune software. Releasing zune for OSX wouldn't be a big gain on the desktop as mac marketshare is so small. It's all about putting it on the other mobile devices, ios and android. Microsoft could very easily expand their zune service and thus, revenue. It also opens peoples eyes to WP7 and what is possible there.
    It's really win win for microsoft. As it stands now most people don't even know what a windows phone is let alone zune.

    I don't think it's necessarily a long shot. Microsoft is porting it's lync software to android and ios. They also have a very nice bing app on ios that gets very good reviews.
    09-05-2011 07:26 PM
  19. 11B1P's Avatar
    You can't see how a million more Zune Pass subscribers paying $16/month could help lower the costs for Zune Pass...
    The Zune Pass is $14.99/mn. I'm guessing since you've stated $16/month, you're including taxes and rounding it off?
    09-17-2011 12:06 AM
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