Can you still update a Zune?

The simplest way to update today is to point to’s IP address in your hosts file. Second, GET FIRMWARE: the Zune Firmware is still on the Microsoft sites as well.

Can I still use my Zune HD?

Although Microsoft will “retire” Zune services on Nov. 15, the company says Zune devices will still work, and anything saved to them will be playable. You’ll also be able to transfer music to and from your Zune. But you won’t be able to stream or download songs from the Zune service.

Can you use a Zune in 2020?

Zune was discontinued in 2012 and the Zune software runs only on 32-bit Windows XP or 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. It is not supported for Windows 10 as the device has not been available for years unfortunately.

How do I reset my Zune HD?

Press and hold the “Back” and “Play/Pause” buttons while also pressing the center of the Zune pad. Alternately, 30GB Zune owners should hold down “Back” while also pressing the center and left side of the Zune pad. The Zune eventually restarts and begins the reset process.

How do I restore my Zune?

How do I get music off my Zune Without Zune software?

If you don’t want to use the Zune software, you can use your computer’s version of Windows Media Player to transfer music to the Zune. While the Zune only supports WMA and MP3 audio formats, Windows Media Player will automatically convert incompatible files to a playable format for the Zune. Start Windows Media Player.

Why was Zune discontinued?

Bad timing, lack of innovation, and insufficient marketing were the main factors for why it failed. The first Zune launched in 2006, five years after the release of its competitor, Apple’s iPod.

Is Zune better than iPod?

Battery life of the Zune is about the same as the video iPod, as is the cost (the Zune costs $250. A comparable 30GB iPod with video costs $249) The Zune Marketplace uses a point system in which most songs cost 79 Microsoft Points each – the equivalent of 99 cents – the same that iTunes charges for most songs.

How do I turn off my Zune HD?

To turn off your Zune HD and preserve your battery, follow these steps.

  1. Press and hold the power button (located on the top of the device).
  2. Continue holding until POWER OFF is displayed on the screen.
  3. Using the touch screen, slide the POWER OFF window to the bottom of the screen and the device will turn off.

How do I delete things from my Zune?

In the Zune software, click Phone, and then click Music, Videos, or Podcasts. 3.) Right-click the item or items that you want to remove (for example, a song, album, or artist), and then click Delete from (phone name). Deleting an item from your phone doesn’t delete it from your computer.

How to update the firmware on your Zune, without Microsoft?

The simplest way to update today is to point to’s IP address in your hosts file. The way I did it does use the files directly from Microsoft and gives you full control, but it’s overly complex for regular folks for as long as the server exists as a mirror.

Why is my Zune not updating its hosts?

The issue was editing the hosts file. Rather than “” I pointed the zune software to : I got a new error the first time it tried to update, but the second time it worked.

Is the Zune a good phone for an 11 year old?

😉 There’s even an article on Vice about the Zune diehards. The Zune is a deeply under-respected piece of history and its UI marked the start of Microsoft’s fluent design. Seriously, though, I got this Zune and it’s going to be used by my 11 year old because I don’t want him to have a phone yet.

How often do you have to flush the DNS cache to update Zune?

Flush the DNS cache 2-3 times, since I saw multiple replies that stated that at first, the firmware didn’t update till they flush the DNS 2-3 times. Screenshot of flushing the dns cache