Can You Transfer From Zune to iPod?


Sometimes it seems that working between Microsoft and Apple is kind of like mixing water and oil. But when it comes to using music originally intended for a Zune on an iPod, it is quite easy, although there are some limitations.

Music Formats Supported by the iPod

  • The iPod supports many formats of music, including AAC and protected AAC, WAV and MP3. Music downloaded via Microsoft’s Zune Pass application are MP3s and can be played on the iPod.

How to Transfer From Zune to iPod

  • To get your Zune music on your iPod, add the files to your iTunes library and transfer them to your iPod from there.

Zune Pass

  • The Zune Pass is a monthly download subscription that allows you to download unlimited music for your Zune and computer and listen to it as long as you have a subscription. Each subscription also comes with 10 credits that can be used to purchase music.

Purchased Music

  • Music purchased through the Zune Pass is yours to keep and can be burned to discs or transferred to other programs, such as iTunes.

Protected Music

  • The unlimited downloads from your subscription–those not purchased–are protected to minimize file sharing. Protected files can’t be listened to on anything but a Zune or your computer.

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