Did you know that Microsoft Zune is still alive? Well it is, but not for much longer.
Microsoft has updated the retirement FAQ for its erstwhile iPod challenger to note that Zune services will be shut down on Nov. 15, ending the Zune adventure that started in 2006.
“You will no longer be able to stream or download content to your device from the Zune music service,” the updated post says. “However, Zune devices will still function as music players and any MP3 content that you own on the Zune device will remain there. You’ll also be able to transfer music to and from your Zune player.”
Customers who are still holding onto their Zune Music Pass subscription will see it converted into a Groove Music Pass, the new name for Xbox Music.
Microsoft retired the Zune Marketplace in 2013, but users who signed up for the Zune Music Pass before it was closed to new members in 2011 can still download 10 free songs every month. However, that feature is getting the axe now in favor of unlimited streaming through a Groove subscription.