Wired is running a story about music recommendation features in the upcoming Zune 3.0 update, which it believes will put iTunes’ much vaunted Genius functionality in the shade. According to the article, one of the killer features of the Zune 3.0 software will be a music recommendation function called MixView .
A particular artist, album or user will be graphically depicted in the center of the screen and will be surrounded by related icons of those artists, albums or users that have influenced it. The Zune 3.0 software, MixView included, will be available to all window users for free – owning a Zune or Zune Pass subscription not required. More on Zune 3.0 when it comes out on September 16th, 2008.