We're already enthusiastic Zune HD aficionados, and now a firmware update will make the slim and attractive music player from Microsoft even better.
The headline feature of this spring update will be Smart DJ Playlists, already featured in Zune's desktop software. Like web-based music service Pandora, it picks songs to play for you based on songs you already like.
Another welcome upgrade will be support for XviD video, a popular format for swashbuckling netizens. The Zune HD's newfound video format will play both on the Zune HD and over its optional dock onto an HDTV. Too bad Microsoft's not also including DivX and .mkv support, bringing the pirate video playback capability full circle.