Zune Pass finally comes to Canada, cuts rate to $10/month

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Microsoft’s unlimited music service, Zune, is now gracing PCs, Xboxes, and Windows Phones across Canada. It’s just too bad that we haven’t seen any new Windows Phone hardware in Canada pretty much since launch around this time last year. On top of spreading internationally, Zune’s subscription fee has been knocked down from $15 to $10/month, which is on par with what most music services are charging these days. The caveat here is that Microsoft is axing the 10 free monthly MP3 downloads. If you’re a diehard, don’t worry, you can grandfather in your downloads, so long as you keep paying up.

Although Microsoft has buried their portable music player, the streaming music service lives on in Windows Phone and Microsoft’s various other products. From what I’ve heard, the Zune Pass is actually pretty slick, though I’ve never signed up for it myself. I can vouch for the Zune desktop software, in any case- it’s smooth, visually rich, and practical for keeping your music collection in order.

The official Zune Pass rollout to Canada starts October 3, available for sign-up from the Zune Canada website.

P.S.: Hold out until the 0:36 mark in this video for a good laugh. Unless you’re a Zune fan.

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  • Avatar Roku

    “but that’s fine considering they were only accessible if you had an active subscription anyway.”

    That is wrong. The 10 MP3 downloads a month were yours to keep forever regardless of if you had an active subscription or not. The songs you buy on Zune are completely DRM-Free and can be listened to on any MP3 playing device.

    • http://www.intomobile.com/ Simon Sage

      Ah, you’re right! Thanks for the correction.

  • Avatar Roku

    “but that’s fine considering they were only accessible if you had an active subscription anyway.”

    That is wrong. The 10 MP3 downloads a month were yours to keep forever regardless of if you had an active subscription or not. The songs you buy on Zune are completely DRM-Free and can be listened to on any MP3 playing device.

  • Avatar Roku

    “but that’s fine considering they were only accessible if you had an active subscription anyway.”

    That is wrong. The 10 MP3 downloads a month were yours to keep forever regardless of if you had an active subscription or not. The songs you buy on Zune are completely DRM-Free and can be listened to on any MP3 playing device.

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