According to reports from Microsoft insiders, the company is all set to release Zune pass subscriptions internationally. For the information of readers, Zune Pass provides unlimited access to the several million songs Microsoft offers with its Zune Marketplace. Users can access the Marketplace using PC software, in a browser or on a Zune HD device.
The Zune pass subscription is available only in US for now. According to Neowin, UK will receive Zune pass service at the launch of Windows Phone 7. Company has similar plans for other European companies but it is not sure that it will be able to secure passes for them until release of Windows Phone 7. In the countries where the Xbox-exclusive Zune video services are present, the Zune Video services will also be available on new Windows Phone 7 devices even if the music subscription part isn’t ready.
Zune pass subscription service prices have already been revealed. One month subscription to the service will cost you £8.99 and a three month subscription is priced at £26.97. Microsoft is also believed to be bringing the service to Windows Phone 7 and the Xbox 360. The Zune pass subscription service allows users to temporarily download an unlimited number of songs for the length of the Zune Pass subscription, and also allows to keep permanently a maximum of 10 tracks per month.