Goodbye sweet Zune, we hardly knew ye. Microsoft has decided to retire the MP3 player dud released in hopes to compete with the ipod. To replace the Zune services in place and the Xbox music pass, Microsoft will be using the Groove Music Pass, subscriptions will cost $9.99 per month or $99.90 per year.
A streaming service, and hardware, Zune launched in 2006 but failed to keep up with the popular ipod released by Apple, Inc. The player was discontinued in 2011. 95% of consumers didn’t even seem aware that Microsoft still offered the Zune. Goodnight, sweet prince.