What Is Zune And Why Is Elon Musk Asking For It?

Zune was a lineup of media products from Microsoft which included digital players and a music subscription service.


Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, recently tweeted about how Windows has always stood with the creators and how Windows 11 takes it a step further. Meanwhile, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, replied to Satya.

What exactly is Zune, and why is Elon talking about it? Let’s find out.

What Is Microsoft Zune?

Zune is a lineup of digital media products from Microsoft, discontinued in June 2012. The products included portable media players like the iPods and a music subscription service called “Zune Music Pass.”

The subscription was also available for the Xbox 360 console, and it was not restricted to music but also had movies and TV Shows and a Windows Phone app to sync everything from the desktop.


The media players in the Zune lineup couldn’t keep up with the increase in popularity of Apple’s iPod combined with the rise of Android and iPhones. Hence, the players were discontinued in 2011.

Does Elon Love Zune?

Probably. Or it’s also possible that he’s trolling Microsoft or the Zune platform itself for failing? Either way, many people have also tweeted about their stories and experiences with Microsoft’s Zune lineup, and it turns out they actually loved the lineup.

Zune Guardians of the Galaxy

In fact, Peter Quill, AKA Star-Lord, one of the Marvel characters in Guardians of the Galaxy, owns a Microsoft Zune.

Did you ever own it? Let us know in the comments section below.

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar Mohammed

Abubakar is a Linux and Tech Writer. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube or hunting heads in competitive FPS games. You can also find his work on Android Police and How-To Geek.
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