Since Microsoft updated the terms of the Zune Pass, users have received 10 free song credits per month to go toward owning music from the store. This is a great deal for Zune users, because $15 per month not only pays for unlimited music downloads from the Zune Marketplace on a subscription basis, but also provides 10 songs to own. (I see this now as committing to buy 10 songs per month and getting a $5 per month subscription, but either way…) (Personally I make a point to only purchase DRM-free tracks.)
I was impressed to discover that recently when I went to click the “download” button next to a song, which downloads the song under the subscription, I got a popup reminding me to use my song credits. I am very impressed that Microsoft would remind its users to get things from it for free. Of course, if the user sees this as a nag rather than a reminder, there’s always that convenient option to disable the popup. Microsoft, hooray!