With the removal of Zune HD where does that leave some features?
November 7, 2011 14 Comments
So as far as we understand the major components of the Zune ecosystem are: Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 and the PC Software. It is through these devices that we can engage in our music+video fix no matter where we are. However, with the removal of the Zune HD from the mix you’ll notice that there are some features that have yet to be fulfilled by any of the other three devices.
To kind of see where things are now, I’m in the process of creating a chart. This chart shows some of the major Zune features and where they are on the current service ecosystem. I’ve also included the Zune HD, since while the device is no longer in production, there are many out there who still own the device. Plus, it helps to illustrate what the Zune HD brings to to the table that no one else is picking up the slack for (Audiobooks is a prime example of this).
Here’s the chart as it stands now. If there’s others that should be added or modifications to what I’ve presented here, feel free to let me know. I would hope that over time there are no blanks in this chart.
|Zune Feature||Xbox 360||PC Software||Windows Phone 7||Zune HD|
|Zune Music Pass||x||x||x||x|
|Music Video Streaming||x||x|
|Buy Once, Play Anywhere||x||x||x||x|