Media Center Extender Support
Please add Windows Media Center Extender functionality! (as we had with the 360)
Apple is really kicking your guys butts on Apps... I am by no means an apple fan, but it is hard to stomach how poor of a job you guys are doing with the Windows phone on keeping up with Apps. Sorry, don't want to get off topic here.
XBOX One in my opinion gives a poor picture when you use it as a pass through. Why not just let the masses decide if they want to stream from their Ceton tuners straight to their xbox from their windows computers? I guess I am an old school video and audio phile. I back up all my blurays and CD on hard drives connected to my computer. The 360 has an untouched ability to do so in a functional and sleek way. My only disappointment with the 360 is you haven't added voice or gesture control to media center.
With Comcast bringing their X1 platform to life you might want to think about us folks who really don't play video games that much, because we will dump you. I have 3 xbox 360's in my house used for entertainment and gaming that I would gladly pony up and buy new One's to replace. Only if they had the capability of the sleek seamless execution that the 360 media center does. The backwards way to access media files from my computer makes the Samsung's Allshare look good.
Again I will not purchase an Xbox One until we start with actually setting it up to be an All in One device like it was advertised for. Whoever thought the pass through Idea was good, needs to be let go from your company. Only my toddler would appreciate the picture quality. Please for the love of God, the .0001% of us just want a tiny little itty bitty app to control media center. Pirate it from the 360, I don't care. Their has got to be a frustrated geek that works for you that would do it for free!!
After installing the Ceton myMediaCenter server and apps yesterday a path for proper integration of a Windows Media Center system with the Xbox One became clear. Ceton is not the only one to have figured this out, but their implementation is very clean. I have to assume that Microsoft has some partner relationship issues to deal with that limited just how far they could go in having the Xbox One replace the STB/DVR functions that Comcast/Verizon/DirectTV/TiVo etc. consider their bread and butter. Fine. But they should be able to push the line by at least enabling Ceton to integrate a Windows Media Center system in to the OneGuide using the WiFi connectivity for the control channel and HDMI for the video. This would eliminate all of the kludginess with using the IR blaster connectivity and also roll in the DVR capabilities of WMC.
I've had Microsoft's Xbox for years, never liked play station. The media center app was my hero. The ability to just put music in the music folder and turn on the xbox was awesome. Videos, movies, pictures. I'm wanting to buy an XB1 but I am holding off until this added.
Make Xbox One a stand alone media center, you know you have already thought of this MS, lets make it happen.
You could partner with a stand alone cable card reader like Silicon Dust Home Run Prime, repackage and sell it as another Xbox attachment for $150-$200, we really don't like maintaining separate Media Center PCs, we don't need it to just be an extender. Make it the 'one' device you say it is.
Typed on my Surface Pro.
XBMC is the best media center application at the moment and it would be great to be able to install it legally on Xbox One rather than buying android box or thing like that to run XBMC
I've seen this suggested here quite a bit, and this is my suggestion as well
For XBOX TV - You should implement support for the HD Homerun Prime by silicon dust. My recommendation (requires DLNA and DTCP-IP support for premium content) is that you can select it as a cable box. When selected, in conjunction with the cable provider and location, it would "Tune" to that particular stream on an open network tuner so it would work completely internally without requiring a cable box or other item to be plugged into the HDMI pass-through.
I have 4 360s used as extenders. I was about to purchase some new XB1s to replace them, but won't be giving you my money now. Fix this and you might sell to a large segment of the market that is waiting on this one feature.
Add Media Center Extender to the Xbox One...It is the primary use of my Xbox 360 and is an extremely valuable function. It is a software application which could easily be added to the One to give live and recorded tv capabilities to the platform.
just bought another 360 just for this function.Should have been an xbox one.
I just pulled the Xbox one off my Christmas list when I found this out. Complete deal breaker! I know 3 people that don't even game, that purchased 360's just because it's such a great media center extender. You say you want to be a living room media/entertainment hub, and then you pull the media center? I am just blown away at how stupid it was to take that out.
I have 4 xbox 360's in my house that I would replace with the Xbox one, if it had the extender function. I have a 6 tuner card in a PC that we use for our main DVR. TO MICROSOFT: I am trying to hand you money for your products! Please bring back the native extender support you had in the xbox 360.
Just opened my xbox one strongly considering sending it back. was hoping the dlna functionality would be acceptable but it is not. Half the channels get no video. 360 hd streams fine from same network connection. what a joke.
David Greifer commented
add a media center extender to xbox one
Media center extender
David Getters commented
Truly a step backwards for us, the consumer. I'll guarantee the lack of XB1's media extender functionality in the same fashion of the XBOX 360 has to do with some deal with the TV providers (Comcast, Time Warner Cable, etc.) -- since they don't get our money when we dont rent stupid boxes from them.
Like the voices of many... I'll happily buy a piece of equipment that I don't need (since my 360 works fine) as soon as native streaming of as a MCE is available.
I was about to exchange my 360 for an Xbox one, but when found out this feature is not enabled, cancelled the order. If this feature is added, I will re-consider.
How is the simple service not included on the "upgraded' xbox one? What a joke
Shame on Microsoft for ignoring their users' voices.
Dan Cooper commented
Is this a joke? How is this not enabled? It's super easy software. My 5 Xbox 360's are ready to be replaced. I want to replace with Xbox One's but WILL NOT if there is not Media Center Extender capability.
Don't you WANT to be better than PS4?
I wonder exactly why Microsoft is both avoiding this and stopping outsiders from making it happen. Is it possible that big cable companies or electronic manufacturers are causing this fiasco?
Nick 119 commented
Microsoft - HELP - please fix this -
Peter carle commented
Microsoft - My 360 units are getting old but i would replace them in a heartbeat IF you would add extender capability to the xbox one.
So amazing. Microsoft does not respond to the highest requested idea. I am with Jdubalya. I just got my Xbox one last night. Learned of the lack of media center support. I am speechless. Probably going to return my console to Costco. HOW CAN MS CLAIM THIS CONSOLE IS MEDIA-CENTRIC WHEN IT CAN'T PLAY FILES CREATED IN WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER. I am disappointed.
I will buy four xbox one consoles to replace my four xbox 360 consoles once you enable media center extender capability.
I just purchased a Xbox one and was very upset to see that MCE did not exist.
I will be returning it and going back to a PC. If MS brings back MCE, I will repurchase.