Microsoft To Retire TV, Movie, And Music Content On Zune Marketplace

Zune Marketplace

Microsoft yesterday revealed that they are going to stop offering TV, Movie and Music content on Zune Marketplace. Zune Marketplace will no longer support rental and purchase. Xbox Music and Xbox Video are now Microsoft’s music and video stores.

Q.What’s changing with Zune Marketplace?

A.Starting as early as August 22nd Microsoft Points will be retired. As a result you will no longer be able to rent or buy TV, movie, or music content on Zune Marketplace. We encourage you to spend your points balance prior to this change.

Q.Will I still be able to use Zune to enjoy the music, movies, and TV shows in my personal collection?

A.Yes, you will still be able to stream unlimited music with your Xbox Music Pass and enjoy playback of the music, movies, and TV shows in your personal collection.

Q.Where will I be able to rent or purchase movies and TV shows?

A.You will be able to rent or purchase movies and TV shows through Xbox Video on Xbox 360 and Windows 8 PCs and tablets. Starting later this year you will be able to access Xbox Video on Xbox One, Windows Phone 8, and any web browser.

Q.Where will I be able to purchase Music?

A.You will be able to purchase music through the Xbox Music app on Windows 8 PCs and tablets or through the marketplace on your Windows Phone. You can also sign up for an Xbox Music Pass to get unlimited music streaming and downloads on your PC, tablet, phone, and Xbox 360. You can also enjoy unlimited streaming with an Xbox Music Pass through the Xbox Music web app.

Q.I’m on the original Zune Music Pass that allows me to download 10 songs per month. Will I still be able to redeem my song credits in the Zune Marketplace?

A.Yes. There will be no impact to your original Zune Music Pass or your ability to redeem your 10 monthly song credits.

Q.Where can I find out more about Microsoft Points retiring?

A.For more information please visit www.xbox.com/pointsfaq

Q.Will I still be able to use my Microsoft Points to make purchases on Zune?

A.No, once Microsoft Points are retired you will not be able to use them

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