Zune/Xbox Music Pass available in Germany (includes a short how-to)
Yesterday some users reported to wparea.de that the Zune/Xbox Music Pass is available. However, yesterday I was able to activate it, but no usage was possible.
This changed this morning.
Here are is a short view on how to use the Zune/ Xbox Music Pass:
On your Windows Phone:
Just go to the marketplace, search the album you want. You will see the word “Herunterladen” ( German for download) on the album, if it is available to use with the subscription:
Once you clicked that, you only have to wait until the download of the album has finished. If you do not want to download, you can stream the music by clicking on the small “play”-symbol in front of a song, which will start streaming.
On your PC
You will need to use the Zune software. Crazy, isn´t it – it works only with a program that is set to die soon.
Here it is pretty much the same like on your phone, just click on download to listen to an album offline.
If you don´t want to download, just double-click on a song in the album you want to hear, that will stream the whole album.
I wasn’t able to use it on the Windows 8 Music app as well as on my Xbox. I will update this article as soon as I got this working.
If you want to activate a 30 day trial of this awesome features, here is the site to activate it.
Of course, it is still an unofficial thing, as Microsoft stated it will become available at Oct, 26th. It works for now, so enjoy everybody of my fellow readers in Germany!