Announcement: How to Set-up Your New Zune MP3 Player II

It seems a lot of people have been checking out the Zune for the past couple years, and now everyone got a new Zune for Christmas! If you happened to get a Zune instead of an iPod, you will probably need to read the manual to get everything setup. You could go the standard route and head to www.zune.net/setup,or be smart and read our guide right here. (A lot of people were having trouble with the standard zune.net/setup instructions.) (Beforehand, it would help to have a Zune with a freshly...

Announcement: Zune Software

Zune software is a digital media manager for your computer. Play and organize your collection, rip and burn CDs, create playlists, sync them to your device... even stream music, movies, podcasts, and pictures over your home wireless network.   The Zune software is the hub for all your entertainment. Enjoy, manage, or share your media in one place. With powerful music discovery tools like Smart DJ and Mixview, you'll revisit old favorites or discover new...

Announcement: Zune MarketPlace

Shop Zune Marketplace for millions of songs, videos, podcasts, and TV shows. Search by artist, browse by genre, or choose from over a thousand hand-picked playlists. Found what you like? Just click and buy individual songs, albums, and videos.   Zune unites wireless MP3 players, PC software, an online Marketplace and a Social network together in the ultimate entertainment...

ZUNE Firmware

According to Microsoft, the most up-to-date firmware version is 4.5 (114) for the Zune HD, which replaces the original player firmware that ships on the device, 4.0 (356). In the case of the Zune 4, 8, 16, 30, 80, and 120 players, the most current player software version is 3.3, which provides compatibility with Zune 4.2. Version 3.3 was primarily a bug fix release and was released on January 26, 2010. The operating system for the Zune devices is based on the Windows CE kernel for ARM...

WHAT IS ZUNE?PART IV Zune Accessories

The standard Zune devices come with basic headphones and a proprietary USB data cable. The Zune 30 comes with these items as well as a carrying bag, and the Zune 80 model has upgraded "Zune Premium" headphones. Accessories sold separately include: Charging devices (car adapter, AC wall-socket adapters, external battery) I/O adapters (A/V composite, FM transmitters, headphones, USB data cable) Docks (charging, multimedia large speaker, vertical hands-free assist) Protection (glass...

WHAT IS ZUNE?PART III Zune devices

The first Zune model, the Zune 30, was released in the United States on November 14, 2006, featuring a capacity of 30 gigabytes, FM radio, and a 3 inch screen. The Zune 30 was initially available in black, brown or white. Retail packages contained a pair of basic headphones, a carrying case, USB cord, and a software CD. The Zune 80 was announced on October 2, 2007, along with the smaller Zune 4 and Zune 8 to compete with Apple's iPod nano line. These were to be known as the second generation...