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Adam Krebs
04-20-2008, 07:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2008/04/18/unconfirmed-xp-lives-on-zune-and-audible-compatibility.aspx' target='_blank'>http://community.winsupersite.com/b...patibility.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><p>&quot;<em><strong>Zune and Audible Update <br /></strong>Jerry D forwarded me the following email he received from Audible regarding compatibility with the Zune:</em></p><blockquote><p><em>I understand that you have contacted us today in regards to whether or not the Microsoft Zune is compatible with our service. We have great news! After much anticipation, Audible and Microsoft have completed negotiations on making the Zune AudibleReady! While we do not have an exact date as to when the device will be officially AudibleReady, we expect to make the Zune compatible before years end. Our Device Center on our website will be updated upon the Zune becoming compatible, so please be sure to check there periodically.</em></p></blockquote><p><strong><em>UPDATE: </em></strong><em>This one is confirmed! I wrote Audible about Zune compatibility (i.e did the ten seconds of research) and was given the same reply as quoted above.</em>&quot;</p>Tech Guru <a href="http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/" target="_blank">Paul Thurrott</a> has this choice bit of info about the long-requested <a href="http://www.audible.com/" target="_blank">Audible</a> audio book support. This will remove one more obstacle many users have in switching from their iPod or other PMP to Zune. Look for more info as the year progresses.

David Tucker
04-20-2008, 08:31 PM
I'm not a big audiobook person but I know that this is a must have feature for many many people. I'm very happy to see that Audible & MS are going to finally get this into a future update. It certainly seems relatively easy to have that added in.

Ed Hansberry
04-20-2008, 11:59 PM
This one is confirmed! I wrote Audible about Zune compatibility (i.e did the ten seconds of research) and was given the same reply as quoted above."
Finally. Now the Zune can at least be added to my list of potential devices.

04-21-2008, 06:51 AM
Okay, this is huge.

It is even more important for audible than microsoft...

I cannot wait for the update! tomorrow, please...

This is going to end up costing me a lot of money (more audible books).

David Tucker
04-21-2008, 06:21 PM
While it is important..it is far more important to Microsoft than to Audible ;)

04-21-2008, 06:51 PM
In a word...progress. Zune content diversity seems to be on the rise with this and the recent mention of Zune VideoX. Hopefully the long term roadmap doesn't stop at that.

Phillip Dyson
04-23-2008, 02:44 PM
This sounds big, although I wonder why it took so long. Audible has been aware of the Zune since before GEN 1 was released.

I would really like to see a compatibility with eReader books though. That would make for a killer device.