"Zune" is the brand name for a popular product line of portable media players created by Microsoft in cooperation with Toshiba, which is a MP3 player.

The Zune player supports various file formats, including ASF, MP3, WMA, WMA Pro (2 channel), MP4, WMV, MPEG4, JPEG and AAC files. Zune handles all of the basics -- music, video, podcasts and photos. The big things Zune has to offer are a larger screen, built-in WiFi for file sharing, and an FM radio tuner.

Zune player comes with a 3-inch diagonal full color screen for optimum viewing pleasure, which is capable of playing videos and movies that have been uploaded from a PC to the internal 30 GB hard drive. Video content may be viewed in either a horizontal or vertical orientation and its background is changeable. The Wi-Fi communication feature enables limited sharing of multimedia files to other Zune users within the 30 feet radius, but it cannot be used to synchronize with a PC, purchase content or access the Internet. The built-in FM radio capability supports Radio Broadcast Data Standards (RBDS), if the broadcasting station supports RBDS, ZUNE can be possible to show the name of broadcasting station name and the information of songs.

A new digital rights management system named as Windows Media DRM (WMDRM) was applied on Zune systems, which cannot be compatible with other existing DRM systems. It includes Zune Marketplace for online purchase of media files and Zune Software, client software for PC.

The Zune connects to a computer with a proprietary external USB cord, allowing users to create playlists, synchronize files and purchase music from Microsoft's Zune Marketplace. Zune users can also stream multimedia contents to Xbox 360 game console via USB or from a PC via Zune Software on a home network.