I blogged about Windows Live for TV a while ago and its now available for download.

I have been playing with it and it quite nice to be able to view Live Spaces from Media Center. Its great to be able to have Windows Live Messenger working on it.

It’s written in WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) so its a slick UI but not as slick as Media Center Markup but at least the application is there.

Download from Ideas.live.com, here are some screen shots I have taken.

If you need an invite join the forums on my site and PM me



What it is
Windows Live™ for TV Beta is a rich, graphically-driven interface designed for people who use Windows Live Spaces and Messenger and Live Call on large-screen monitors and TVs.

We’re still in the early stages of this beta, so many of the features might not work properly yet. That’s why we really need your feedback! This beta is in limited release, so you must request access to the trial group. After you’re in the beta, come back to this page and let us know what you think.
What you can do with it
• Browse millions of Spaces in rich 3D graphics with new Gallery views and full keyword search
• Find out what your friends have been doing and saying on Windows Live Spaces
• Have real-time text and voice conversations*
• Call your friends’ mobile or landline telephones by signing up with Verizon Web Calling to make affordable domestic and international calls**
• Easily navigate with your mouse, keyboard or a TV remote (remote navigation requires Microsoft Media Center Remote and IR)
• Make free PC-to-PC calls to other Windows Live Messenger users.
*Both parties must have compatible webcams, microphones, and speakers
**Requires voice calling in Windows Live Messenger Client
(Please note that some beta features may not be available immediately.)
System requirements
Windows Live for TV Beta requires a PC running Windows Vista Home Premium RC2 or Windows Vista Ultimate RC2 (or higher)

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