What is Zune?Instant entertainment you control
Zune is the premium digital experience that gives you access to the latest in entertainment and technology, allowing you to enjoy, connect, and discover content in a whole new way – the way you like it. Browse, stream, buy, and play all you want, including music, HD video, podcasts, games, and much more. Gain the freedom to enjoy your entertainment; Zune is everywhere you are – on your PC, Zune portable player, and Xbox 360® through Xbox LIVE®. Zune brings your content up front, so you’re always in control.
Zune HDPortable perfection
The new Zune HD wireless media player takes you closer and connects you to a whole new world of entertainment. With built-in HD Radio™ receiver, HD-compatible video, multi-touch navigation, OLED screen, and games, Zune HD delivers the next level in music and video experiences.
HD Radio™ Technology
Zune MarketplaceShop for music, movies, TV shows, games, and podcasts Download free Zune software to access Zune Marketplace from your PC. Download or stream new music, rent the latest movies, buy TV shows, and watch free trailers and previews – plus thousands of audio and video podcasts. You can also download from our catalog of free games including classic and other popular titles.
More About HD Radio™ TechnologyHD Radio broadcasting allows FM stations to offer additional channels called HD2/HD3 channels. There are hundreds of new FREE local FM channels across the country giving you more choices. So, you get access to new channels that play more of what you like to hear; more music and talk from the stations you’re already plugged into.
Tune into HD FM stations and get CD-quality sound. Say goodbye to unwanted pops, hisses and dropouts with the Zune HD player’s HD Radio receiver.
There are no subscription fees. Once you’ve purchased a Zune HD, you can get digital FM stations, including HD2 and HD3 channels with more music, sports and news.
All Your Stations Are Still There
Zune HD tunes in both analog and HD Radio stations. So you will still get all the FM stations you love plus many more. In total nearly 2000 stations nationwide are already broadcasting a digital HD Radio signal, plus over 1050 HD2/H3 channels.
It’s not Satellite Radio
HD Radio broadcasting comes from many of your favorite local FM radio stations broadcasting digitally, producing radically improved sound, and many more HD FM channels.
Xbox IntegrationExpand your entertainment with Xbox 360® (coming soon)
Receive instant HD video streaming from Zune on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace. Zune features movies, TV shows, and more in both high and standard definition. Browse and watch from thousands of titles for rent or purchase available instantly through Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming technology. Buy video once and watch on multiple screens: on your Xbox 360, Zune player, and PC. See www.xbox.com/live for system requirements.
Zune PassEnjoy unlimited music for one low monthly fee
A $14.99 monthly Zune Pass gives you unlimited access to millions of songs in Zune Marketplace. Download or stream your favorites and experiment with as much new music as you like. Listen whenever you want on up to three PCs and three Zune players, while you keep your Zune Pass active. In addition, each month you’ll receive 10 free song credits to redeem for MP3s that are yours to keep forever.
Customer Reviews of Microsoft 16GB Zune HD Video MP3 Player
Best player ever :)4/21/2012
I used to only buy iPod devices but finally decided to try something new so i went i bought this and i must say it is perfect, the screen is the perfect size with a very nice touch screen and the device has very smooth interface as well as a well built i market place. The zune HD to me is the best purchase i have made ever i would chose it over my i phone.
i love zune3/29/2012
zune is the best thing ive ever seen
Close to perfect2/23/2012
The new Zune Player comes close to being perfect. The OLED display is stunning. The Zune software is still a little clunky, but it is certainly not as bad as iTunes. The only things that keeps it from being 5 out of 5 are the earphones and the documentation. Like most of the new electronic products sold today, there is minimal documentation. Fortunately, the Zune HD32 is pretty easy to figure out. Microsoft is no worse than other manufacturers, I just hate the trend to save money on manuals. However, the earphones that they ship with this product are inexcusable. The previous generation of earphones shipped with the Zune 80 were perfect. Microsoft took a giant step backwards when they included the clunky and very cheap iPod style earphones. If you are considering this product, I would plan on buying the Zune Premium headphones. They are worth the price. If Microsoft had included the premium headphones, I would give them a perfect 5 stars.
I love my Zune, but I wished the battery lasted lo9/26/2010
I really love my Zune it is great and easy to use. The price was alot cheaper than the ipod touch, but I have noticed certain games I play just drain the battery fast. If I just use it for my music (which is what I mostly do) the battery lasts alot longer. Overall I like my Zune and it is easy to use!
Love this product!!! Fast and responsive. Feature rich. WIFI is fast.The color and sound is amazing. The best part is...no fruit on it. Going to ordr the AV dock and rent some HD movies. Can't get any easier then that. Download a movie, hit play. No video store...redbox. One slick product.
No software to work on Macs11/28/2009
I just want to point out that although the Zune HD appears to be a very worthy alternative to an iPod Touch, that Microsoft has left out one important feature. The Zune HD is incompatible with Macs. If you want to give this as a gift, you need to be certain the recipient does not own or is planning to buy a Mac. This is too bad! Microsoft claims that the Zune HD IS compatible with Macs but in small writing it says that it requires you to run Windows in Apple's Boot Camp. So if you want to get a Zune HD to work on a Mac, you have to buy a copy of Windows and ReBoot your Mac into Windows everytime you want to sync your Zune HD. Um, that is ridiculous. There are 1000 times more apps for the iPod Touch than the Zune.
Great looking and great working product... Now we need more apps! I just purchased my second Zune (for wifey) I don't like to share! LOL... I highly recommend this product. Very slick, very cool.
BEST TOUCH PLAYER YOU CAN BUY RIGHT NOW9/16/2009
It is fast, it is beautiful, surprisingly lightweight but solid, and the device and screen are the perfect size. First off, the new Zune 4.0 software is awesome, it is the upgrade from 3.0. My computer is over 6 years old, 1 gig of ram, and the Zune software installs and runs without issue and looks sweet. Connected my Zune HD, device software updated itself, and I was up and running. The display is amazing, it looks so clear, crisp, and bright. Then, the graphical interface. It just works. Learning curve - I don't think so, the menu navigation feels right, and you get the hang of it within seconds. Another shocker is the speed. The flip feature (tilt device sideways for landscape view) is instantaneous. I couldn't believe it, so I loaded more and more albums, photos, and video, and it still flies. HD radio? YES and it is a great feature to have. Many people have been saying, "HD radio is not a selling point". Wow, maybe not, but when you have it, you use it. Even with all of my music, I just want radio sometimes. Internet is fast. Mobile GMAIL runs and looks nice. The keyboard works well. Kind of small, but you just get the hang of it and you are good to go. If you have monster fingers, use a stylus. Zune Marketplace has some free apps and games available right now. I downloaded them and they all look stunning. The Weather app is simple but gorgeous and hopefully any new apps will follow that design template. Games are 3D and go counter to the flash-obvious games on the iPod touch, which remind me of cartoons. Need more apps, but they will come. iPod touch had no apps at release, they came later. By the way, I think the iPod touch is an awesome innovative player, but right now, right here, the ZUNE HD is the next level. Why? OLED, Tegra Graphics, HD Radio, and a more streamlined device to name a few. WiFi is fast. It found the closest network automatically. Music quality is second to none. Great sound. I also love how the album art turns into a screensaver when listening. Please try one out if you are undecided. I heard BestBuy in my area is out of stock. On-line ordering also showed out of stock on the 14th. Get this if you can, because they will be in short supply come the holidays. Amazing. Great job Microsoft. Keep it up! Windows 7, now this. Well done!