Here’s A Walkthrough Of The Awesomeness That Is The Zune HD 4.5 Firmware Update

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Software

Matt Akers, host of the Zune Insider Podcast, talks with Nate Muller, a PM from the Zune team, about the awesomeness that is the Zune HD firmware update.

Highlights include Smart DJ and using the Zune HD on a TV through a Zune HD dock.

We haven’t tried this – because we’re still chafing from our experience with the original brown Zune – but the Zune HD 4.5 update actually looks pretty swank-a-dank.

If you’ve tried it, let us know what you think!

New in Zune HD 4.5:

  • Smart DJ
  • Native AVI and XVID support
  • Marketplace on TV-Out
  • Picks on-device
  • Artist view and now playing feature multiple artist background pictures, rather than just one.
  • Performance increases. Faster thumbnail loading and smoother animations.
  • Improved browser.
  • You can rename your browser favorites. Press and hold a favorite then click “rename”.
  • You can save pictures of a webpage to your device. Press and hold on any non-link part of a webpage to do so. You can do the same for individual images!
  • It now warns you that deleting your browser history takes forever
  • In artist view, you can now play all albums or songs, or add them to now playing.
  • In the marketplace, you can see more than 3 of an artist’s top songs.
  • Playlists now have a transparent background in Quickplay.
  • You can now connect to wireless networks that don’t broadcast an SSID. They show up as “hidden network” on the device.
  • Games no longer have ads in front of them.

via Zunited

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