So Microsoft have finally admitted that the Zune player is no more. Its not exactly a shock, Microsoft have long since switched focus to Windows Phone but this is the first time they have openly admitted its no more. Earlier in the year Microsoft killed the Zune Originals service and back at CES in January Zune was noticeable by its absence so its no surprise but still its a shame, I use my Zune HD everyday for listening to podcasts and music and its a great device.
On the Zune.net support page Microsoft say they will continue to honour the warranties
We recently announced that, going forward, Windows Phone will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy, and that we will no longer be producing Zune players. So what does this mean for our current Zune users? Absolutely nothing. Your device will continue to work with Zune services just as it does today. And we will continue to honor the warranties of all devices for both current owners and those who buy our very last devices. Customer service has been, and will remain a top priority for us. To get the most out of your Zune player or for additional support, see the following sites:
For information about your player, see Zune Players.
If you need a repair or want to register your Zune player, see the Zune Online Service Center.
If you recently placed an order for a Zune player through the Zune Originals website, your order will still be fulfilled. To check the status of your order, please contact us.
If you have any other questions, ask Microsoft Answers.
2 thoughts on “Microsoft: The Zune Is Dead”
“I use my Zune HD everyday for listening to podcasts and music and its a great device”
Come on now, Ian, it’s time to let go and move on; get yourself a Windows Phone. 🙂
I still use my Zune 80GB player everyday in my car for listening to music. Its the only place I use the Zune and means I have a large music collection in the car!
Its a shame they have stopped making these Zune players they were a great alternative to iPods for music on the go. Just shows how strong Apple’s grip is on the MP3 player market.