Zune - Does NOT Play For Sure
Posted: 12/14/2007 4:53:46 AM
So I was totally stoked when I won my new Zune last night, I've been using Rhapsody
for quite some time and have really enjoyed it thus far, but I was looking forward to using a device with it other than my Sansa e260. So tonight I fire up the rhapsody client app on my desktop, plug in my new Zune, and there is no "device" icon popping up in rhapsody (like there is with my Sansa). I think: oh, I wonder if I have to install the Zune software first for some bizzare driver, then the rhapsody client will be able to talk with my Zune. I install the Zune software, setup everything as necessary and then start the rhapsody client. Nothing, still. Shit. I google "Zune Plays For Sure", thinking that surely, Microsoft after spending millions of dollars coming up with PlaysForSure
. But no, Zune only works with the Zune Marketplace, not even music from the MSN MUSIC STORE will play on a Zune.
Microsoft: I really am a big fan, a "fanboy" would probably be an acurate description of my opinion on your company. I know that you're going through kind of an image problem, people don't seem to be (or say at least) that they're usually satisfied with you as a company. Here is why: people have a bad experience with one of your products and that one experience colors their entire perception. It sucks to be in that position because it puts a lot of pressure to have everything be top-notch, a difficult glass to fill. I'm still a "fanboy". Your office productivity tools: Second-To-None. Your developer tools: Awesome. Your development frameworks: Magnificent. Your gaming console: Pretty Bad Ass. I know that having the best product isn't going to be possible, but for the love of God, having the Zune support PlaysForSure is a NO BRAINER. This has really left a bad taste in my mouth, I'm going gargle with some Minty Blend
to get rid of it.