I don’t know how I missed this but I am really excited that Microsoft is releasing its Zune Music Pass in Australia for $11.99 a month starting on Wednesday 16th November, 2011. At long last, this missing piece of the Windows Phone ecosystem is enabled for us users down under so that we can have the full experience intended with these devices.
Disappointingly, the price is higher than what users in the USA are currently paying (which is US$9.99 a month) and we don’t get to keep ten songs a month either (which is available only to those on the grandfathered original Zune Pass subscription). Nonetheless, it’s better than nothing and being able to stream music certainly abates the problem I have with only 8GB in my Samsung Omnia 7.
At any rate, I’ll be signing up for sure and certainly gives iTunes a run for its money and leaves Google in the dust for the time being.