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Old 08-17-2011, 09:45 PM
Adam Krebs
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Default Zune Marketplace Semi-Live in Canada, Official soon?

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://zunited.net/2011/08/music-downloads-accessible-in-canadian-zune-marketplace-release-imminent/' target='_blank'>http://zunited.net/2011/08/music-do...lease-imminent/</a><br /><br /></div><p>"<em>So as you now know, traces of the Canadian music Marketplace have shown up a few times quite late at night. This time though, I was able to pull a digital &ldquo;stakeout&rdquo; and dig a bit deeper into the availability. As I had previously posted, purchases and individual artist pages were unavailable and would throw an error message back to me, yielding nothing usable or interesting. Last night at 11:24 pm I tried a search for The Bird and the Bee and to my surprise, it showed up with a picture and the artist&rsquo;s albums available on the Marketplace. Before the network went back down I clicked on a song that I wanted to purchase and viola! It worked! No error message telling me that those services &ldquo;are not available in my region.&rdquo; The song downloaded without error and I have officially purchased my first song through the Zune Marketplace.</em>"</p><p><img class="size-large wp-image-5387" height="348" src="http://zunited.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/buying11-1024x575.jpg" width="620" /></p><p>While Zune users in the U.S. have had the ability to buy and rent music, movies, and TV shows for as long as they've been offered on the Marketplace, international users (like our own Jason Dunn, from Canada) have generally been treated like second-class citizens, gaining access several years late or not at all. The situation was fixed somewhat in 2009 with the introduction of Movies and TV shows to <a href="http://www.zunethoughts.com/news/show/93953/zune-video-service-coming-to-xbox-360-in-18-countries.html" target="_blank">Canada, U.K., France, Italy</a>, and others, but still no music store. This seems to be changing, as Zunited's Josh Martin noticed that the Marketplace was often live in Canada during the night, an indication of them testing the service for a possible upcoming launch. That he was able to search for and purchase music is definitely a good sign of an international launch, but it seems a bit odd they'd flip the switch to allow public users before making an official announcement. Here's hoping we hear something soon. The Marketplace needs to go international. And fast.</p>
 
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:14 PM
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I think it's coming in the Windows Phone Mango timeframe...things seem to be lining up for that launch timing.
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