1. Klaine243's Avatar
    I was using my Laptop today and realized I use the Zune Software more often (If not exclusively) in comparison to the music app provided by Microsoft. Maybe it's nostalgia or maybe it just works better. Granted it does lack a few features as it hasn't been supported in a few years, but I was thinking that instead of living with Xbox Music, a "few" steps back, MS could just build upon an already solid program. Even if they called it Xbox Music, the layout is better, it's smoother, and dare I say it, f*st*r. I'm not very learned on software development, but it seems this would be and would have been easier.

    START THE ZUNE MOVEMENT. lol
    09-08-2014 06:24 PM
  2. steve_w_7's Avatar
    Yes! I still use Zune on my desktop when I listen to music. I would use it on my Surface but, from what I can tell, Zune doesn't recognize music stored on an SD card. :(
    09-08-2014 06:39 PM
  3. ashram's Avatar
    you have to add the sd card in the settings.

    Visually, i like the zune software. even if they were to rename it, the base visuals behind the zune software should come back
    Klaine243 and Kevin Rush like this.
    09-08-2014 07:10 PM
  4. aximtreo's Avatar
    Just reloaded Zune; still looks as good as it always did. Will play with it over the next few days.
    Klaine243 and Kevin Rush like this.
    09-08-2014 09:24 PM
  5. steve_w_7's Avatar
    you have to add the sd card in the settings.

    Visually, i like the zune software. even if they were to rename it, the base visuals behind the zune software should come back
    I added the card and updated the music storage location in Zune settings to point to my SD card, but it still doesn't recognize the files. If I move a file from my SD card to my desktop, it plays it just fine. Unfortunately, I think it's an intentional limitation.
    Klaine243 likes this.
    09-11-2014 06:47 PM
  6. jayruguitar's Avatar
    Zune For Life!
    JamesPTao and Kevin Rush like this.
    10-01-2014 04:56 PM
  7. Aresjr21's Avatar
    I would prefer the Zune music pass which came with 10 free songs a month instead of nothing now with the Xbox music pass.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    10-01-2014 05:01 PM
  8. speyron's Avatar
    It is completely unfathomable to me that the one media platform MS executes better than its competitors is the first one they abandon. I don't care how you have to rebrand it but please bring Zune back.
    11-10-2014 09:52 PM
  9. stickyshocker's Avatar
    Yes bring it back even if they just rebrand it as xbox music player but then always thought that idea was a loaf of crap calling it that xbox music, xbox is for games, bing for searching, msn for apps and Zune for music
    Kevin Rush and JamesPTao like this.
    11-10-2014 10:10 PM
  10. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    The Zune desktop pc software is still available and a free download. It works with windows XP, 7, 8, and 8.1 OS. It works with the Xbox music video services and MY music stored in the cloud. I recently purchased a movie on my Xbox 360 and it showed up on ZUNE and I watched it. Even though MS has removed some features, it is still light years ahead of other software! The curated playlists and I think celebrity playlists and podcast management are still there. The animated graphic visuals of the bands are still beautiful It's amazing. I just wish it synced with my windows phone 8! It seems that the programmers were so good, that when you take out a few features (like social and syncing with WP8) what is left is still great!
    JamesPTao likes this.
    11-10-2014 10:27 PM
  11. Rakesh Rocky2's Avatar
    There is a Zune like player called lure beta still under development stage.. Need a lot of features to be added... Just try that app
    11-10-2014 10:39 PM
  12. jomarr's Avatar
    There is a Zune like player called lure beta still under development stage.. Need a lot of features to be added... Just try that app
    I love Lure BETA although it's still not a music player. Hopefully the developer will make it a music player.
    11-10-2014 11:38 PM
  13. Rakesh Rocky2's Avatar
    I love Lure BETA although it's still not a music player. Hopefully the developer will make it a music player.
    Yeah its still under development
    11-13-2014 02:35 AM
  14. Timothy Moon's Avatar
    I still use and subscribe to zune, get the 10 songs, and for I think around $100 per year, frustrating at times, but still well worth it, much better than paying .99 cents a song on itunes, also i own 2 zunes now...i think i may the last of a dying breed...i have to decide whether to re-subscribe on 12/6/14...
    12-02-2014 09:49 AM
  15. UptownWebhead's Avatar
    Seriously! Seems like since Microsoft rebranded it to Xbox, they still haven't really found their footing. Zune was and still is amazing. I know they changed it to further the service from the Zune players but even now as Xbox it still confuses people. Some people think you need an Xbox to use Xbox Music/Video. Microsoft should really consider bringing the Zune name back since a lot of newer users barely remember the Zune devices. I think a Uservoice topic should be started if there isn't one already.

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    02-01-2015 08:30 PM
  16. Mike Benigni's Avatar
    They need to take the best features from Zune and migrate them to Xbox Music. They don't need to change the name - just make it rock.
    02-01-2015 08:39 PM
  17. NBsmoove's Avatar
    Guys, the nearest copy to Zune I found is called the "Zbox" One thing that especially catches my attention is the fact that it's fast AF, and doesn't lag at all (on top of being identical to it).
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-10-2015 05:29 PM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    Guys, the nearest copy to Zune I found is called the "Zbox" One thing that especially catches my attention is the fact that it's fast AF, and doesn't lag at all (on top of being identical to it).
    I think you may have just provided me with my next music player.
    I've yet to move away from the old Music Backstop, but this might be the ticket.
    04-10-2015 05:58 PM
  19. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Seriously! Seems like since Microsoft rebranded it to Xbox, they still haven't really found their footing. Zune was and still is amazing. I know they changed it to further the service from the Zune players but even now as Xbox it still confuses people. Some people think you need an Xbox to use Xbox Music/Video. Microsoft should really consider bringing the Zune name back since a lot of newer users barely remember the Zune devices. I think a Uservoice topic should be started if there isn't one already.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    They did. It was shut down
    04-10-2015 06:07 PM

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