Zune Marketplace will soon be shutting down in preparation for the Xbox One

The Zune Marketplace will be shutting down as early as November 22, the day the Xbox One launches. The Zune Marketplace is the precursor to Xbox Music and Xbox Video. In preparation for the Xbox One, Microsoft will soon be shutting down the servive so that it can be fully replaced by the Xbox One’s new media features.

According to an email from Microsoft, the Zune Marketplace, precursor to Xbox Music, will no longer support rental, purchase or browsing of content “as early as” November 22, the same day as the Xbox One launch. Those looking to replace or transfer their content can look instead to Xbox Video, which allows for purchase or rental of content using local currency (as opposed to the recently retired Microsoft Points), or Xbox Music, which streams content. Both services will be available on the Xbox One.

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