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It is said to provide “two-dimensional navigation” for scrolling through items with its directional pad.
In the music section, users can add songs to a quick playlist without reconnecting to the desktop software.
Zune supports the Windows Media DRM digital rights management system, which is not compatible with other DRM systems and is not part of the Plays For Sure platform or program.
Multimedia content is transferred through Media Transfer Protocol (MTP); however, its proprietary MTP extensions (“MTPZ”) place an interoperability barrier between the Zune and previous MTP-based software.
Zune Channels, custom programming stations that deliver personalized playlists to Zune from a variety of sources the user selects (such as music experts, celebrities, or top radio stations), is added.
When artist/song information are available, the device can search for the song in the Zune Marketplace for download or purchase.
In the social section, users can broadcast the user’s profile and recent activity to others nearby.
A clock, screen lock feature, and free games (Texas Hold'em and Hexic) are added.
The "quick list" has been replaced with a "now playing" list, which functions differently from the previous "quick list".