Here’s a photo view of my installation of the new Zune 3.0 software.
3rd screen (checks for updates, prepares computer, installs the software):
4th screen (installation success!):
The Zune software layout has changed a bit:
Sign-in is not automatic, even though you may have chosen that option with the previous version:
You must go online and accept the new terms of service to be able to use the new Zune 3.0 marketplace. Enter your Zune email address:
Give them some additional info (same stuff as in the previous version):
Next Zune.net tells the 3.0 software that you have read the new terms:
Interesting “Channels” option in the new 3.0 software:
What’s a channel? Zune.net explains:
After you hook up your Zune for the first time after the software installation, new device driver software is installed for your computer:
During the software setup after the device driver installs correctly, you must start the actual device upgrade through the Zune software. Notice that you have the option to install GAMES!
Games on the Zune, you say?
The Zune device has to be updated to take advantage of the new software updates.
The Zune ROM update:
The Zune is rebooted 3 times during the process before you get the success screen:
Next you have to (once again) link your Zune Tag to your device:
And, after everything is updated, your Zune device must synch *everything* again. I suspect Microsoft is updating the DRM on the files you have.
New Zune features…
Radio – Add Song to Cart:
Zune Marketplace option:
Zune Marketplace drill-down:
Games included (if you chose that option during installation):
Texas Hold ‘Em (in landscape mode):
Hexic (standard portrait mode):
New to Zune.net: