Microsoft’s Zune music service is definitely not going to bounce back with a vengeance at all, as Zune Pass subscribers have begun to receive word that the service’s Mixview playback as well as channel playlist features will no longer be in effect from August 31st onwards – leaving you with just slightly more than a day left to enjoy such features. Not only that, you can also bid adieu to music video streaming from the Zune desktop software.
As for user licenses that are connected to previously purchased music videos, those are being looked into at the moment, where user access to old content on new machines will be revoked. Users will also be unable to send or receive messages, invite friends or share their favorite songs, playlists as well as look into their play history. So much for “Welcome to the Social”, right? Zune HD apps will also be killed off at the end of the month, so you might want to take out your hankies and start blowing that horn if you ever had a soft spot for the Zune as well as its features and services.