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Zunelicious is a blog that covers Microsoft's new Zune MP3 player, and all the news that goes along with it.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Zune Wish list

Hey everyone...I set about making a wish list of features that I would love to see integrated into the Zune either via firmware updates or in future versions of the Zune. Tell me what you think of these ideas, their feasibility, and ideas you have been playing around with yourselves.

- Sending Video Via Wi-Fi

This may not sound like a compelling feature, but think about integration with Soapbox and how cool this feature might be capable of becoming. I am an ametuer filmmaker, and love to make movies with my buddies. The capability of sending my content (short movies under 10 minutes compressed at under 100mb for Soapbox)would not only be feasible, but would also encourage the growth of Soapbox and how videos are traded and interacted with.

The only downside I see to this feature would be the amount of time that it takes to send a video. But knowing that the average song takes about 5 seconds on the Zune, then a 100mb movie which is about 30x that size would only take about 2 minutes. Totally do-able. I hope Microsoft can make this happen!

- Live Anywhere Integration

This is going to happen, mark my words. Microsoft likes to build platforms, they built Live Anywhere to tie together all of their online gaming and game profiles across all of your devices (PC, Xbox 360, Smartphones)...so why wouldn't this make it's way to the Zune? It is understandable that Microsoft wants to get music right, but come on...this would be an AMAZING feature! Allowing you to have your Gamercard with you at all times, enabling you to review stats, download games, keep track of friends online, so basically total integration with your gaming. This one is bound to happen, and when it does...Shazam!

- Recording Radio Broadcasts

In all likely hood this probably won't happen, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to record the songs you listen to on the radio? This might not be feasible, but man would it be cool.

- Wi-Max capabilities

Okay...I might be dreaming with this one, but imagine in the future when Wi-Max is adopted, what the Zune will be capable of. You would be in constant integration with all of your digital life and enabling many cool features such as web surfing, streaming of content anywhere, constant updates and feeds, access to e-mail...basically anything you can imagine.

- Streaming Content from your PC

With Media Center you could be able to stream your content to your Zune when you have access to a wireless network, similar to the Slingbox's features. I really want this feature, and think it is completely feasible. Hopefully Microsoft is listening!

Don't forget everyone, I want to hear from you!!!


posted by zunelicious, 7:22 PM


wow, great work on this blog. it's probably the best Zune site out at the moment. are you planning on getting one this holiday season


-I'd love to work on the site. email me at greekgoat91@gmail.com
commented by Blogger Greek Goat 91, 8:16 PM  
Video via wifi is a feature I hope they definitely add as a firmware update. Live anywhere integration would be nice, but probably not until Zune Micro or Zune 2.0.
FM recording.... well creative recently "re-allowed" FM recording, so I guess it isn't illegal. Would definitely like to see it in Zune 2.0. ( as well as a standard recorder for when I am off to college )
Wimax and streaming content... lol get your head out of the clouds as much as we would all love these features, they are along way off ( like Zune 3.0 etc. )
Granted we could already do the mobile slingbox, but it would require cell service/3g, and I think they are along way off of their mysterious Zune Cell.
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commented by Blogger dvdtoipodzunepsp, 7:11 PM  
Loving the Zune. Its soo great. I even run my own Zune forum:
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commented by Blogger Aden, 3:53 AM  
I want two things in one player:

1. Small MP3/radio/web-enabled

3. Mono, over-the-ear wireless
ear bud so I can use while
biking, running, and working.
The wires get caught on things!

I can't be the only one who wants this but it doesn't seem to be easily available.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 7:02 PM  

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