Microsoft offers new updates for its MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player
BY OUR TECH CORRESPONDENT
29 August, 2005: Microsoft, a world leader in software and interactive services has launched its latest updates for MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player, the MSN TV Division of Microsoft Corporation announced today. The latest updates come with enhanced capabilities for managing digital photos, music and e-mail can be downloaded to the MSN TV 2 players.
Using the MSN TV 2 Internet & Media Player, the user can access Internet and e-mail and can view web-based video content on their television screens. With the help of these new updates, the broadband and home network customers can view more video content with more video clips updated throughout the day.
"We're constantly engaged with our users to find out what new features they would like to see added to our product," said Sam Klepper, general manager of MSN TV at Microsoft. "These new capabilities will give our users additional digital media options and e-mail functionality."
MSN TV 2 users who have purchased and downloaded Microsoft Windows Media-compatible digital music onto their computers can now play that digital content via their MSN TV 2 players even if files are protected by Windows Media Digital Rights Management. With the new MSN TV 2, the user can enjoy more music, more music videos and more than 1,000 commercial-free Internet radio stations.
The new MSN TV 2 updates include an updated Photo home page makes it easier to view and manage photos. In the home page, the user can see eight thumbnail images of the most recently viewed photos. The images in e-mails can be seen directly in the Photos area, thus eliminating the need for downloading files and opening messages.
For the MSN TV 2 broadband and dial-up customers, the new MSN TV 2 update will give them more control over e-mail management. The MSN TV 2 player can be configured so that the user will get alerts from the device when a new message comes via the message light on the front of the MSN TV set-top box. In addition to receiving message alerts, all subscribers can now read and check e-mail from other providers (via POP e-mail retrieval) in their MSN TV mail inbox via a computer and can create and manage group e-mail lists via their e-mail address book.
The MSN TV Service offers its users the functionalities to surf the Web, send and receive e-mail, chat, and create instant messages by connecting to a television and existing phone line or broadband connection.
BY OUR TECH CORRESPONDENT