Media Center Gadgets for SideShow Released! – Available on the Windows Live Gallery


Today the RTM release of the Windows Media Center Gadgets for Windows SideShow is available on the Windows Live Gallery!


 


Download locations:


Install the 32-bit version


Install the 64-bit version


 


4 gadgets are included:


·         TV:  Browse the program guide, schedule recordings, and browse and play back recorded TV shows


·         Music:  Browse and play music


·         Pictures + Videos:  Browse pictures on your device and play slideshows and video


·         Now Playing:  Provides information on what is playing in Media Center and provides playback controls like those on your Media Center remote


 


Thank you so much to the community of folks that have contributed testing and valuable input through our Microsoft Connect Beta program. This has greatly increased the quality of this release, and we look forward to implementing feature changes based on your feedback in future releases.


 


Our team is very excited about this release. Using the SideShow platform we’re able to extend and enhance the Media Center Experience. We look forward to hearing your feedback.


 


Thank you!

– Darryl


Comments (14)

  1. Projections says:

    We’ve just relased the Windows Media Center gadgets for SideShow! There are four gadgets – TV, Music,

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  5. Nisseman says:

    This is a long waiting Gadget for me as my digital home is based on Windows Media Center.

    I have tried the beta release and was hoping they modified the user interface to the final release, but there are no changes.

    The user interface is to text bases and too basic, I want to browse my albums through covers, easily jump to Song, Album or Artist by start typing the first letters instead of using the Menu.

    It’s a beginning but there is lots of work to do to compare with for example IPod/IPhone.

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  8. Bink.nu says:

    We've just relased the Windows Media Center gadgets for SideShow! There are four gadgets – TV, Music

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  11. davidinct@hotmail.com says:

    2 questions….

    1. Does it work with the TV Pack ?

    2. Does it work with a remote (on the same lan) Media center machine ? (can I connect to another computer with it ?)

  12. Xepol says:

    I have only 1 question:

    How many people outside of Microsoft ever seen a sideshow device?

    Any other questions ask themselves at this point I suspect.

  13. LindseyM [Windows Team] says:

    Hello Darryl,

    My name is Lindsey and I work with the Windows Outreach team at Microsoft.  I wanted to thank you for passing this information along and providing the download links.  This is a great feature that has come out of beta and is ready to be used.  Please let me know if there is anything you need.

    Thanks again

    Lindsey

  14. BasP says:

    And if there actually were any Sideshow devices out there this would mean something.

    I mean come on Microsoft, can’t you guys have someone make you a sideshow remote for media center? This sort of stuff would be amazing on it, but seeing how the only sideshow remote anybody has even heard of is some vaporware device by a scam-outfit like RicaVision, what are you expecting people to use these gadgets on?

    I love the idea, and I’d use them right away, but there just isn’t. any. hardware.