Microsoft Kills Zune

Microsoft has finally put the Zune to sleep. With the Windows Phone 7 doing duties as a music and video player (which is does very well), Microsoft doesn’t see a dedicated music player as profitable. I wouldn’t mind having both. I listen to music all day (and most of the time all night – insomnia), and having to keep the phone charging all the time is a pain.

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.