If you have a plan of outing after watching your favorite movie in Windows Media Center, you might prefer to take a quick look up on the weather condition of the city before you leave your computer. Generally, you can view the weather forecast from the internet using your city weather center site or any other tools.
But do you know that you can view the weather details with the forecast of your city right from Windows Media Center. You won’t have to open any browser. Here is how to setup WMC to show the weather report.
Heatwave made it possible to show the weather reports in Windows Media Center. It is a simple plugin and easy to install in Windows computer .
1. Initially, download the plugin from the link, given at the end of this article and install it in your computer.
2. After the installation, the Heatwave is added under the extras library section of the Windows Media center.
3. Clicking on the Heatwave icon opens the details with weather conditions of the major cities around the world like Tokyo, New York etc.
4. If you are not from those cities, you can add your location from the Heatwave settings. You can also customize the weather forecast for your own city.
5. The Settings option allows you to add or edit the locations, change the order they appear etc.
How to add a location
To add a new location, click on the Add Location button from the list. You cam enter the name or zip code of the location. The location name will appear in the drop-down menu as you type the name, providing the weather reporting service is available there. e.g if you type “can” it will list out the cities from Canada. Now you can select any location by clicking on it.
You can also enter the zip code of the location instead of the name.
1. If you want to change the language, standard units or metric units, select the General button. From the General settings option, you can also choose to get auto updates.
2. The Appearance settings lets you to select several options. It includes the option to show the location-wise weather reports at the start menu of Windows Media Center.
This is very handy as you can directly jump to your desired city right from the WMC Start Menu.
When you are done with everything with the settings, you can view the Weather report of your city or the surroundings from the Windows Media Center.
The Heatwave plugin comes with two versions – 32 bit and 64 bit.
Download Heatwave for Windows Media Center.
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