Microsoft: Zune Marketplace to shut down as early as Nov. 22

Microsoft already sent an email to owners of Zune devices in August to tell them that Microsoft Points would no longer be supported by the Zune Marketplace. Today, the company sent out yet another email, this time confirming that the remaining Zune Marketplace users won't be able to purchase or rent content from the service, or even browse movies and TV shows, as early as Nov. 22.

The email, which can also be viewed on the web, states that any previously purchased content on Zune Marketplace can still be viewed on Microsoft's Xbox Video service. Xbox Video is currently available on the Xbox 360, along with PCs that have Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 installed. Of course, Xbox Video will also be available for the launch of the Xbox One on Nov. 22 and Microsoft will launch a web-based version on that same day. Xbox Video will also launch for Windows Phone 8 devices sometime before the end of 2013.

This latest email comes just a few days after Microsoft announced it would end Xbox Video support for Windows Phone 7 smartphones as well as the Zune PC client and all Zune devices, sometime towards the end of February 2014.

Source: Microsoft via WPCentral

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