October 1, 2010 1:36 am

Windows Live Messenger for the Zune HD

By / Senior Program Manager, Windows Insider Program

Today was a full day of exciting Windows Live news with the release of Windows Live Essentials 2011. The Zune Team also pinged me today to let me know they have released Windows Live Messenger for the Zune HD to the Zune Marketplace!

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Messenger for the Zune HD lets you check out social updates from your friends on Windows Live which includes things they’ve shared from Facebook, Flickr, or MySpace and chat with your friends. It also supports Facebook Chat just like Messenger on your Windows PC does! Special thanks to Mark Relph for the late night test chatting with him on Facebook from Messenger on my Zune HD.

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Messenger for the Zune HD also displays what you’re listening to just likes the Zune media player does when signed in to Messenger on a Windows PC.

The Zune Team also tells me they released 3 new games for the Zune HD: WordMonger, Castles and Cannons, Dr. Optics.