Microsoft are making the Zune Pass available in countries other than the US. That gets a big:
from me and I’m sure, 1000’s of others across the world too!
The imminent arrival of Windows Phone 7, which has the Zune player built in, means making this available worldwide is high on the list of things Microsoft need to do
The Zune Pass is something I’ve been looking at for a long time as it represents great value for money. In the UK, it will be £8.99 a month which will give you full access to stream the huge library of music available in the Zune Marketplace. That in itself wouldn’t be enough to sway me as I have enough music already (!) but here’s the kicker:
Each month, you can permanently download and keep 10 tracks.
Which works out as 89.9p per track. So the streaming AND the keeping – that’s a winner right there!
Also, it will probably mean I will use Spotify very infrequently…