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Are there any extensions, plugins or addins available for the Zune software?

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I don't belive the Zune software provides an infrastructure for plug-ins. I'd love to write some but I can't figure out how to use the API (I'm not sure you're meant to)

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I hoped some company maybe had access to the API. – Sorskoot Jul 15 '09 at 16:24
ya, @David Hayes is right. – studiohack Mar 18 '10 at 3:32

Do you mean the client software, or the device software? For the device, you can develop games using the XNA framework. Those "games" can interact with most of the content on the device (except DRM protected content).

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Zuse, a "plugin" of sorts to send play info to See info at the Zuse group.

It appears to now get the info directly from the Zune software. Previously it read the info from RSS feeds.

Source code is available.

There is an API for the Zune software, but as of yet it's undocumented. See Tom Fuller's SOA pitstop article.

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