Microsoft Drops Zune Pass Price in US And Expands It To Canada
Microsoft today announced the expansion of Zune service to Canada. Both Zune Music and video marketplace will be available in Canada. Along with that Microsoft also announced the drop in prices of Zune Music pass in US. The service now costs $9.99 per month as opposed to $14.99 per month plan. But there will be no 10 free tracks under new plan.
More details below from Zune insider blog,
Canada Zune Music Marketplace and Zune Music Pass
We are excited to announce that Zune Music Marketplace and Zune Music Pass will roll out in Canada on October 3rd, providing access to a growing music catalog of more than 14 million tracks from all the major labels, as well as tens of thousands of indie labels. Zune Music Pass will also be available for C$9.99 per month or C$99.90 annually and can be used on Xbox 360, Windows Phone, Windows PC, Zune devices and Zune.net.
Streaming Music Videos with Zune Music Pass
Zune Music Pass in the US and Canada will now include more than just unlimited music downloads and streaming â€“ starting October 3rd subscribers can stream tens of thousands of music videos through the Zune PC software and later this fall on Xbox 360.
US Zune Music Pass Changes
On October 3rd, in the US, we will be introducing a new, lower priced version of Zune Music Pass at $9.99 per month. The plan will provide unlimited, on-demand access to more than 14 million songs and tens of thousands of music videos. Unlike the current Zune Music Pass offering, it will not include 10 MP3s to keep each month. In addition, as part of the new $9.99 offering, subscribers will be able to download songs and synchronize them on up to a total of four devices (1 PC + any combination of PC, Zune device and Windows Phone), and continue to enjoy unlimited access to streaming on Xbox 360 and on Zune.net.
Once the new Zune Music Pass offering is available, the $14.99 plan with 10 monthly MP3 credits will no longer be available to new subscribers. However, current subscribers can stay on their existing Zune Music Pass plan if they choose and will also have access to streaming music videos.