Default Looking for few app suggestions.

Hi,

I am looking for two apps to replace my current options.

1) Any player, that can create a playlist and play songs over wifi from a Windows 8 shared drive. All my media resides on my laptop shared over wifi, using homegroup and libraries. So, any kind of sharing will work, as long as I don't have to select 1 song at a time (vlc does that).

2) A widget of 4* 1 size, that displays clock, weather and can be clicked to open alarms app. Right now, I use accuweather, but it suck at weather updates (why not use hourly weather data if internet access is disabled instead of showing 10hours old data), and is too big to use.


So, looking for suggestions.