As of the date of the last update on this post, the current version of Artist Slideshow is 1.5.9.
Artist Slideshow Features
- displays slideshow as background for music visualization (must use a compatible skin or update skin using the instructions below)
- option to have artist images downloaded and/or use a local directory of artist images
- option for a fallback slideshow if no local or remote images are found
- option to have a single slideshow displayed regardless of artist playing
- downloads artwork from fanart.tv, theaudiodb.com, and htbackdrops.org to display as background for music visualization
- options to download artist bio and other additional information from the audiodb.com with fallback to last.fm (skin must support display of this information)
- option to limit size of download cache
- support for internet streams that put the artist name in the XBMC title field
- support for other addons using Artist Slideshow to provide the background
For a complete list of options as well as instructions for skin and addon integration, please see the Artist Slideshow Addon wiki page.