Zune http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12357/more en Zune Marketplace Begins the Long, Slow Goodbye http://winsupersite.com/zune/zune-marketplace-begins-long-slow-goodbye <div class="field-deck"> No more rentals or purchases </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft alerted users of its deprecated Zune Marketplace that it will no longer be offering music, TV show or movie purchases (or, for movies, rentals) through the service starting as soon as next week. The change comes as the service’s Xbox-branded replacements shift from Microsoft Points to using local currency.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/zune/zune-marketplace-begins-long-slow-goodbye" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/zune/zune-marketplace-begins-long-slow-goodbye#comments Windows Phone Xbox Music Windows 8 Xbox Video Windows RT Zune Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:10:00 +0000 26942 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Tech Migrations Good, Bad and Ugly http://winsupersite.com/cloud/microsoft-tech-migrations-good-bad-and-ugly <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft is suddenly moving very quickly to new technologies and leaving some users hurt and confused </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Users of Microsoft technologies have found themselves in unfamiliar territory over the past year as the erstwhile software giant moves surprisingly quickly to replace old technology products and services with new ones. If you are a user or fan of such things as Zune, Windows Live Messenger, or Hotmail, you know what I’m talking about. And the level of pain you’re feeling is going to vary according to how well Microsoft manages those transition, and how well you can handle change.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/cloud/microsoft-tech-migrations-good-bad-and-ugly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/cloud/microsoft-tech-migrations-good-bad-and-ugly#comments Hotmail Xbox Music Cloud Outlook.com Zune Skype Messenger Windows Live Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:26:00 +0000 14591 at http://winsupersite.com Apple iTunes 11 http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/apple-itunes-11 <div class="field-deck"> Did Apple just remove the suck from iTunes? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Apple today released iTunes 11, the latest version of its digital media jukebox. And while I’ve been critical of this application in the past—for perfectly valid reasons—it is today the only viable media player that runs on Windows and is regularly updated. And go figure, but the new version looks pretty good.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/apple-itunes-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/apple-itunes-11#comments ITunes Xbox Music Zune Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:50:00 +0000 11181 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone 8 Does Not (Currently) Support Xbox Video http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-8-does-not-currently-support-xbox-video <div class="field-deck"> This one surprises me, but there's no way to get Xbox Video content on Windows Phone 8 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This one falls under a category that I’ve found myself increasingly susceptible to in recent days: Because something has worked one way for so long, I assume it just keeps working that way … But it doesn’t. And that’s what happened when it comes to transferring Xbox Video-based TV show and movie content to Windows Phone 8. You can’t. </div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-8-does-not-currently-support-xbox-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-8-does-not-currently-support-xbox-video#comments Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Xbox Video Zune Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:58:00 +0000 10611 at http://winsupersite.com With Xbox Music Coming, Microsoft Cuts Zune Features http://winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/xbox-360/xbox-music-coming-microsoft-cuts-zune-features-144140 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With its coming Xbox Music and Xbox Video services looming, Microsoft this week alerted Zune users via email about a couple of music-related features that will be dropped as that latter brand is put out to pasture. Among the walking dead are Mixview and channel playlists, Zune HD apps, and music videos.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/xbox-360/xbox-music-coming-microsoft-cuts-zune-features-144140" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/blog/supersite-blog-39/xbox-360/xbox-music-coming-microsoft-cuts-zune-features-144140#comments Audio Digital music Home Technology Video Games Xbox 360 zune Zune Xbox 360 Zune Games Music & Videos Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:10:23 +0000 7908 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Tip: Rent or Buy HD Movies http://winsupersite.com/article/xbox-360/xbox-tip-rent-buy-hd-movies-143614 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has an Achilles Heel, it’s that most of its amazing entertainment services also require an Xbox LIVE Gold account, an additional $60 fee each year that makes this video game console a bit less enticing as a living room set-top box. But even users of the free Xbox LIVE account can take advantage of a few useful entertainment services. And the big one is the ability to rent and buy HD movies.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/xbox-360/xbox-tip-rent-buy-hd-movies-143614" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/xbox-360/xbox-tip-rent-buy-hd-movies-143614#comments Audio Development Digital music Home Technology Mobile Development Mobile Ecosystem Video Video Games Windows 8 Windows Client Xbox 360 Zune Xbox 360 Windows 8 Zune Games Mobile Music & Videos Software Development Windows Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:55:14 +0000 7739 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Tip: Pin Music Favorites http://winsupersite.com/article/xbox-360/xbox-tip-pin-music-favorites-143589 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If you’re familiar with Windows Phone and Windows 8, you know that the music apps on those platforms provide a way to “pin” favorite artists, albums, songs, and other items to the Start screen. But you may not know that the Music app on the Xbox 360 provides this same functionality. Here’s how it works.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/xbox-360/xbox-tip-pin-music-favorites-143589" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/xbox-360/xbox-tip-pin-music-favorites-143589#comments Audio Digital music Home Technology Video Games Xbox 360 Zune Xbox 360 Zune Games Music & Videos Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:38:54 +0000 7733 at http://winsupersite.com Compete Report: Google Play http://winsupersite.com/article/digital-audio/compete-report-google-play-143572 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While a lot of attention has been paid this week to Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet and its ostensible competition with the Amazon Kindle Fire rather than Apple’s iPad, these comparisons obscure what’s really happening here. Google’s tablet moves are really just part of a wider ecosystem strategy, one that pits Google Play against established and evolving competitors from Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/digital-audio/compete-report-google-play-143572" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/digital-audio/compete-report-google-play-143572#comments Android Audio Cloud Computing Digital audio Digital music Home Technology Home Technology Products Home Theater iPod Mobile Computing Devices &amp; OSs Tablets Wireless Technology Zune Cloud Zune Mobile devices Music & Videos Server Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:41:07 +0000 7727 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8 Tip: Syncing a Windows Phone or Zune Device http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-syncing-windows-phone-zune-device-143409 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With both Windows and Windows Phone changing fairly dramatically with this year’s major updates, some users are concerned or confused about how they’ll accomplish common tasks. Key among these is PC-to-device sync: Microsoft will deliver a new sync client and new PC-free functionality with Windows Phone 8 this year, but many are wondering how they can sync their existing Windows Phone 7.x and Zune devices. </div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-syncing-windows-phone-zune-device-143409" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-tip-syncing-windows-phone-zune-device-143409#comments Windows Phone Windows 8 Zune Mobile devices Music & Videos Server Windows Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:01:00 +0000 2873 at http://winsupersite.com Windows 8 Feature Focus: Xbox Companion (App Preview) http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-feature-focus-xbox-companion-app-preview-142943 <div class="field-byline"> Paul Thurrott </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Xbox Companion app, available now in preview form in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, provides an integration point with Microsoft’s best-selling video game console and entertainment device. Similar to the Xbox Companion app for Windows Phone, this new Metro-style app lets you browse and interact with content in Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE-based online markets.</div> <p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-feature-focus-xbox-companion-app-preview-142943" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/article/windows8/windows-8-feature-focus-xbox-companion-app-preview-142943#comments Audio Audio Digital audio Digital music Home Technology Home Theater Video Video Games Windows 8 Windows Client Xbox 360 Zune Xbox 360 Windows 8 Zune Games Music & Videos Windows Fri, 27 Apr 2012 18:55:40 +0000 7625 at http://winsupersite.com