With a Silver membership, you have the ability to browse through the different downloadable content in the library, including additional tracks for music games, Xbox Live Arcade titles, and downloadable videos through the Zune Marketplace.
Intended to challenge the Apple iPod's stranglehold on the portable MP3 player market, the Zune went through several iterations before Microsoft officially abandoned the product line in 2011 to focus on other projects.
The recording industry also has managed to force Microsoft and Apple to pay a percentage of the profit from each sale of the Microsoft Zune and iPod to a music industry kitty, to be distributed among the major labels.
Besides using Windows 7 Mobile as the operating system, Microsoft Pink phones will most like include Zune services, which would make sense since the only thing missing from the Zune is the calling feature.
The Zune Marketplace for music is now called Xbox Music and it is available not only on the Xbox 360, but also through Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, as well as Windows Phone devices.
Given the much larger and more widely adopted ecosystem of iTunes and the iPod family of media players, Microsoft struggled to get a foothold with its Zune products.
One of the more notable features of the new firmware was the ability to tag songs heard on the FM radio for later purchase through the Zune Marketplace.
The outward appearance of the third generation Zune products was identical to the preceding iteration, but the new devices were given updated firmware.
RealtoneTable Clock Radio for Zune: Not much larger than the Zune itself, this clock offers several alarm options, time display and Zune control panel.
Given the somewhat larger size and capacity, the first-generation Zune competed primarily against the Apple iPod classic (5th generation) of the time.