Hello Green Button Community:
Today, Microsoft announced
that Netflix movies and TV rentals are now available via Windows Media Center,
including more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes you can watch instantly via
US-based Windows Vista users who are also Netflix members can simply
click the green button to start Windows Media Center on their PC and then
select the new Netflix tile under TV+Movies to begin streaming movies
and TV episodes.
People can also search the entire Netflix library, manage both
their instant and DVD queues and even filter searches by titles that are
available to watch instantly.Windows Media Center takes advantage of Netflix's
recommended category lists to make it even easier to quickly find the movies
and TV shows that consumers want to watch.
Netflix is the second recent content milestone in Windows Media Center, with the
first being the Sports
Channel, which offers a variety of interactive sports content from
CBSSports.com, FOX Sports, MSNBC.com and more. Additionally, last fall saw the launch of the MSNBC
News portal, which gives you the latest news, top stories, local weather and
Check out some videos here, and other posts about the new feature.
How do I get Netflix in Windows Media Center?
Netflix in Windows Media Center began deployment on servers today. US-based users of Windows Vista Media Center will begin seeing the Netflix
tile over the next 48 hours. Selecting this tile will begin the download and
Does this work on my Media Center Extender?
Netflix in Windows Media Center is not supported on a
Media Center Extender. Please note that a Netflix feature is already available
on an XBox 360. Today’s announcement concerns only the availability of Netflix
inside Windows Media Center on a PC, and continues the emphasis on
making Windows Media Center the best place to experience TV on your PC.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
alton987:Shame on you MS for releasing this garbage. Somebody in a garage can add Extender support but you can't. This just show how completely incompetent MS is a times.
MS you want to know 1 reason your extender market just bombed? It took you 3 years to not even catch up with people writing code in a garage for free?
The 360 has support, "BUT NOT IN MEDIA CENTER!(aka nothing to do with
the Media Center Experience or usability)" This is terrible, MS I guess
this is you admitting that no one uses extenders(besides a 360) but the
people on this forum.
Yes my wife you can watch Netflix in living room this way, but in the
bedroom do it this way(if your using a 360, if not your screwed )? If
this is only available to a PC why wouldn't a user just go to
Thanks, but no thanks you can have your 3 year old, extender-less add
(The one thing that really gives Media Center a advantage) back. I
will continue to use the product made in someones garage because they
more man power and resources than MS(I guess)
Once again Disappointed Media Center Fanboy
Can't wait to see this on 7MC
If this is only available to a PC why wouldn't a user just go to NETFLIX.com????
This is not good news its HORRIBLE NEWS
and more prof that extenders are dead
First The Sports Channel "wont work on Extenders"
and Now Netflix "wont work on Extenders"
And what is the deal with this "TV on the PC" crap
Who wants to watch TV on the PC when i have a TV
and everyone at microsoft got mad at Chris when he potied this out
and they are stil saying the exact same thing
I LOVE Media Center but what direction are you going with this product?
Do you even konw?
I'm disappointed about the lack of extender support. Instead there is a comment about the availability of a separate NetFlix app on XBox 360. Well, the whole point of Media Extenders was to bring the same Media Center experience on your PC to your TV. I don't want to have to remember, oh, I'm running a XBox, I have to exit Extender mode to launch NetFlix. Part of the lure of Media Center was that I could have a common UI on all our TVs.
I would not like to gift shop for some people here, I would definately have to include the receipt.
I am grateful for the news, I'm currently on Win7 but I'm sure this will make to the RTM. What a great step forward.