I would have thought that Microsoft would have given up on their Zune Music project by now, but I guess I am wrong – the company is far more resilient than most people figured out. Folks living in Australia will finally be able to gain access to the Zune Music Marketplace and Zune Music Pass this coming November 16th, although I am not quite sure just how many people living there had the patience to wait for so many years before they are able to receive music directly from Zune. If you’re one of the die-hards, then good for you – proving yet again that good things come to those who wait.
Australia’s Zune Music Pass will cost subscribers $11.99 monthly or $119.90 each year, where the features will include unlimited streaming music videos as well. The Zune Music Marketplace will be equipped with a library of “more than 11 million tracks available for purchase in MP3 format.” Those who are looking for DRM-free tracks that are purchased via the service can do so, and these tracks are playable on every MP3-compatible device.
As for Zune Pass content, those can be streamed to Zune devices, Windows Phone, Xbox 360, the Zune PC software client, and Zune.net.
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