How Microsoft Lost Its Groove

Oct 4, 2017 by

Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on Groove, ending digital music sales and shuttering its Groove Music Pass streaming service at year’s end. How did we get here, and why is Microsoft even in this business?

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Entertainment 2.0 #399: HDR 10s and the 7.1s

Mar 9, 2017 by

Mini Mode brings video multi-tasking to Windows 10. YouTube is talking TV. Spotify looks to go hi-fi. Xbox to offer game subscriptions, and a once-desired phone sees new life.

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Entertainment 2.0 #343: You Are Such a Chicken

Sep 24, 2015 by

There's a fix for Netflix in Windows Media Center in the wild. Zune services are finally being retired. The new Xbox One beta has far more issues than we expected. Tips for sharing games across multiple Xbox One consoles.

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Entertainment 2.0 #240 : Mostly Dead Marketplace

Aug 21, 2013 by

Ceton releases an internal version of the InfiniTV 6, Microsoft is providing more Xbox One details from Gamescom, Nokia rumors abound, the Zune Marketplace inches closer to the grave, and TiVo releases a new DVR.

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The Windows Phone Experiment: Week One

Apr 21, 2012 by

DMZ writer Richard Gunther trades in his old iPhone for a Windows Phone. How hard is it to integrate Windows Phone into an Apple-centric life?

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Entertainment 2.0 #167 : Rethinking Microsoft’s Media Platform

Feb 24, 2012 by

While one new DMZ contributors incites impassioned responses from our readers with his thoughts about Media Center is it possible another might have predicted upcoming changes to Microsoft’s media strategy? Meanwhile, a new show comes to the Digital Media Zone next month, and we’re...

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Should Microsoft Really Do Media? A Look at Zune

Feb 16, 2012 by

If you ask people what kind of company Microsoft is, you may get varying answers (snarky quips aside), but the responses would probably converge around “software.” Windows, Office, Outlook, database software, the myriad of business tools…are all software. Sure, there are other aspects of...

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Entertainment 2.0 #165 : Good Grief!

Feb 10, 2012 by

Episode 165 is all about Windows and the number 8! We've got details on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, along with tons of content news!

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Xbox LIVE Gold Discounted and Zune Music Pass Trial

Dec 14, 2011 by

Microsoft is offering 1 month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription for $1 and a 14-day free trial of Zune Music Pass via the Xbox Dashboard.

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Entertainment 2.0 #119 : What the WEC?

Mar 18, 2011 by

Entertainment 2.0 is back yet again with Josh and Craig. This week started off with more great emails from the listeners with great questions and useful tips. Most of the news of the week was dominated by speculation about Microsoft’s Zune portable media player and media service. First there...

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Kinect Control Coming for Netflix, Hulu, and Zune this Spring

Jan 5, 2011 by

Tonight, during Microsoft’s CES keynote they announced an update to XBOX Live’s services for Zune, Netflix, and Hulu. Starting some time this spring you’ll be able to control all three services using your voice, or gestures, using the...

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Remote Simplicity: Using a Zune Remote in Media Center

Feb 11, 2010 by

Some times you just want to keep things simple or gasp keep it “Apple” like. That is the case with this nice little gem of a find. A user over at Life Hacker found out that with a simple registry edit you can use alternative IR remote controls within Media Center and even Windows Media...

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