Jamie Thomson

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Zune news

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Stefan at I have a Zune has uncovered some very exciting news about the next version of Zune. Amongst other stuff I’m fascinated by:

  • Listen to your favourite radio stations and click to tag the songs you like for later purchase when you sync your device with your PC
  • Access thousands of wireless hotspots around the country to automatically update your collection, browse Zune marketplace, refresh channels, exchange favourites with friends or buy songs you’ve tagged from your FM radio
  • Zune channels are custom programming stations that deliver personalised playlists to your Zune for a variety of sources you select, such as music experts, celebrities, or top radio stations.

WOW! How on earth they recognise what songs you’re listening to on the radio I have no idea but if they can pull it off that’s amazing. This is exciting stuff, Zune finally has a worthy differentiator.

Go and read Stefan’s post: http://www.ihaveazune.com/?p=1298


Written by Jamiet

September 7, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Posted in Zune

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  1. Wow…is this just breaking?


    September 7, 2008 at 10:48 pm

  2. "How on earth they recognise what songs you’re listening to on the radio"
    –  It’s called RDS (Radio Data System). Look it up on Live Search or Google :^) (NOTE : Some stations support it, some don’t)
    This is pretty sweet stuff. Now the WiFi has at least a more centric position on the Zune, radio tag-n-buy, channel musing, and your forgot to mention games! There’s a rumor there’s some free games included (with new Zunes).
    Can’t wait!


    September 8, 2008 at 3:32 am

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