Microsoft’s Zune Pass service is probably one of the best reasons to get a Windows Phone 7 device or Zune HD media player. While Apple just announced an iTunes in the Cloud service that will let users store their own music collections online and download tracks from any machine, Zune Pass lets subscribers stream millions of songs on-demand over the internet for $14.99 per month.
Users can also keep 10 songs per month, so it’s sort of like paying $14.99 for an album once a month and also getting access to a huge library of online music. Zune Pass is available on a PC or Xbox 360 as well as on a mobile device.
The only catch? Right now Zune Pass is only available for customers in the US and UK. But Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore confirmed this week that Zune Pass will be expanding to additional countries, along with other Microsoft services which are currently only available to Windows Phone 7 users in the US and UK.
There’s no word on when the international expansion will begin, which devices or countries will be supported, or if you’ll need the Windows Phone Mango update. But more details should be coming soon.