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Scott Kuhl Warning: I may have no idea what I am talking about!

If you're like me and you have a Zune Pass (I know there are at least a few of you out there) you probably have spent more than a few hours building your library.  I finally have all the artists that I own CDs for downloaded so I can get all the songs I like without buying more CDs.  I also re-downloaded all my MP3s in Zune format just to keep things simple and have complete tags and album art.

Now I spend time checking the home page to see what's new and also pick an artist I already have to check out the related artists I may have missed or not heard before.  This is mostly a random process.

There are some things I would love to see added to Zune related directly to the related artists feature..

  1. I want a list of all 5 star songs of artists I have in my library but songs that I don't.  This feature should be able to extend out to related artists, maybe two levels deep.  Then I would have a quick view of music I like but don't have yet.  An API would probably be even better so I could just plug this in myself.
  2. When I am listening to a song on the Zune, I should be able to pull up a menu of related artists and their top songs I don't have.  This would probably require a true wireless interface, but man would it put it to good use.
  3. I would like to build an auto playlist that starts with an artist and plays all their songs mixed in with songs from related artists that are on my Zune.  This should happen right on the device, so I just pick an Artist and select "Build me a playlist."


Anyone know someone in Microsoft I can send Zune feature requests?  Or maybe a site that is collecting them?

Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2007 12:49 PM Zune | Back to top

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