Zune is officially dead, Xbox becomes music and video solution for all Microsoft products

Microsoft makes it official: Zune is out, Xbox is in as the new entertainment platform.

@tracehagan
Published Tue, May 29 2012 4:35 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:28 PM CST

With Windows 8 Zune is out and Xbox is in. Zune will be no more, that Microsoft has made abundantly clear. We finally have an answer as to what is replacing it: Xbox. Increasing from its humble roots as a gaming platform, the large brand will become an entire entertainment center for Windows 8 on phones, PCs, tablets, and TVs.

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From Microsoft:

This year, Xbox becomes the premium entertainment service for Microsoft. Whether on your PC, tablet, TV or phone, Xbox will be a gateway to the best in music and video, your favorite games and instant access to your friends.

With the launch of Windows 8, we'll bring Xbox entertainment to everyone. With Xbox on Windows 8 devices, we rapidly accelerate the reach of Xbox entertainment from more than 60 million people to hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

This makes sense as Microsoft is working on a new music service for Xbox. Xbox is continually getting new and more varied services so it was only a matter of time before an announcement like this came. I can see where it soon could be an unlimited music, movie, and gaming platform for a single price. Seems simple and the likely way to go.

RIP Zune.

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Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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