Summary:

Although you could always use the Zune for basic podcasting functionality, Zune Thoughts found some recent developments that could increase podcast support for Microsoft’s digital audio/video player. Some of the evidence out there: 1. A page on Zune.net showing featured partners that offer podcasts.2. A quick […]

Although you could always use the Zune for basic podcasting functionality, Zune Thoughts found some recent developments that could increase podcast support for Microsoft’s digital audio/video player. Some of the evidence out there:

1. A page on Zune.net showing featured partners that offer podcasts.
2. A quick hit on the MSNBC link there shows buttons for RSS, iTunes and Zune:
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There’s still no official word on subscribing to audio or video podcasts directly within the Zune software, but incremental steps are better than no steps at all. Make no mistake, there’s a long way to go here as most of the Zune buttons I’ve seen simply pull individual bits of content. I feel that the Zune software should have supported podcasting support and subscription from launch, but hopefully we’ll see an easier way to get our content in the coming months.

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