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Microsoft considering Zune software for Macs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Oct 2009 13:25 User comments (6)

Microsoft considering Zune software for Macs Microsoft is considering bringing the Zune software and marketplace to Mac users, says a recent ZDnet post, although there is no timetable for a release, if a release even occurs.
The word comes from Jose Pinero, Director of Communications for Microsoft’s TV, Video and Music Business. “We are evaluating a lot of options in terms of platforms,” said the director, when asked about iPod users who did not necessarily want to use iTunes, and preferred subscription models.

Pinero also noted that "the addition of the ability to stream music from a browser that is part of the new Zune 4.0 experience, Mac and Linux users already can stream music to their systems if they have a ZunePass subscription. The streaming capability isn’t limited to Internet Explorer; it works with any browser."

Finally, does Microsoft care about beating the iPod in hardware sales. No. “Zune is a music and video service from Microsoft. Period,” said Pinero, via ZDnet.

Check our Zune software review here: Unboxing the Zune HD and Zune 4 software

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6 user comments

114.10.2009 14:19

Well that's good that Microsoft doesn't care about overtaking the Ipod cause that'll never happen anyway.

214.10.2009 15:27

why would anyone think that Microsoft would take over the Ipod. They simply would like to add their own competition to the portable mp3 player market. And it just shows that they have balls to go in against the notorious apple ipod. Good for the consumer.

315.10.2009 2:08

yes i dont see what they got to loose in doing so

415.10.2009 4:57
chris4160
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And it just shows that they have balls to go in against the notorious apple ipod. Good for the consumer.

Lol, got the balls? This is microsoft, the biggest computer software maker in the world, if anything apple are the little guys. The zune is just an attempt to monopolies the mp3 industry (a failed one at that), they've done so with OS systems and gaming consoles (kind of). Now they're trying to monopolise the mobile phone and mp3 industry.

515.10.2009 9:04

"Microsoft is considering bringing the Zune software and marketplace to Mac users" no thanks Microsoft

615.10.2009 17:32

This century M$ has had much more balls than brains. This one doe take the cake!

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