Media Center Extender Support
Please add Windows Media Center Extender functionality! (as we had with the 360)
Why are we being neglected. We have over 11,000 votes. Far more than any other request here. This should be THE next feature that the xbox one has added. Microsoft is losing revenue by not adding this. There are multiple people that have replaced their cable boxes with multiple 360s and will NOT upgrade until they have a media center extender replacement. You guys are failing us right now and losing money because of it. If you're ok with being #2 having the Xbox one ultimately fail to the Playstation 4, then you're going in the right direction. I thought this site was started so that you guys would listen to what we wanted. THE MAJORITY has spoken and WE want MCE on the Xbox One!
It should be able for all to join the beta on the xbox one it is better for all and support for a media Center app on the xbox one
Just one box til play games, play and stream music and video. se live tv and schedule a recording
Please add Windows Media Center Extender functionality! (as we had with the 360)
Have Legends Portuguese or language Português on movies.
Grouping of movies, series and more detailed and less messy options.
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.
On the 360 media Center worked really well now on the one is like a step backwards bring back media Center, how can I stream movies and music while looking at pics from my PC on the Xbox One?
Kevin Kropp commented
Without Extender support i have no use to purchase an xbox one when 99% on my overall use for my 360's has been purely as an extender. This is the key item that made the system great and without it i refuse to buy an xbox one as it is a step backward
Jim Fox commented
This sounds like progress on the Windows Media Center front. Like many others in this thread, I won't move to Xbox One or Windows 10 unless WMC Extender is on the Xbox One and WMC is part of Windows 10. If it happens I'll buy both immediately.
Richard Gunther commented
Why was this merged with Make Streaming Media Easier?
To anyone at Microsoft listening: Make Streaming Media Easier was about making it easier to play content from around your network (not through some terrible DLNA interface). Media Center Extender support is about making a Media Center Extender app for the Xbox One.
OMG. It's under review and been merged with another topic. Amazing.
Please...just port the app from the 360....that's all we really need.
One can only hope that someone at MS reviews this again and decides to really DO SOMETHING. I WANT an X-BOX ONE but will not purchase it without the media center extender capability that my aged 360 unit has.
Jim Auman commented
Please continue supporting this amazing product. Microsoft rarely gets complements from the true techies out there and they LOVE WMC. Please make an extender for XBOX One, and please provide it in Windows 10.
media center extender needs to be ported to a universal app to run on XBOX One/iOS/Andriod/Windows Phone/Windows Desktop/Windows Tablets etc
the xbox extender needs to be ported to a universal app
Media center extender capability would make this unit the one to buy for my family and I am sure many others.
Tim Anon commented
Yea I have one 360 used as an extender already and was looking to add another in a different room. I of course thought I would get an Xbox One instead because it seemed obvious to me that it would also have extender functionality. Well I was surprised when looking online that it does not support media center extender.
I really don't want to spend on another 360 just as an extender. Guess I'll hold off for now, I would totally buy an Xbox One tomorrow though if it had media center extender built in or they announced they were adding it.
Microsoft being lazy. Fail!
Sean Bryant commented
I would swap out all my XBOX 360's with XBOX ONE's if they had Media Center Extender Support.
And thank you PLEX for filling some of the void no Media Center on the One has left us!!!
Cable boxes are garbage. Media Center is hands down the best thing around and it hasn't even been further developed in how long?! I can't believe we even need to request this. Keep Media Center Alive or I may be forced to move to Apple when they come out with something similar. If Microsoft gives up on this and Apple comes out with alternative that would be a major fail. Writing is on the wall Microsoft.....http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/cablelabs-exec-joins-apple/357378
It's sad that MS has not even acknowledged this, specially since thousands of Media Center users are begging for it.
As an alternative I setup Amazon's fire tv with XBMC. Works fine as an extender for watching and recording tv. So for those of you out there looking for alternatives to 360s and Ceton's, you can get get almost all the same functionality for <$85.
Crazy thing is a lot of people, including me, are willing to pay 4x that to get the same functionality with the One. Microsoft: I truly think you're leaving money on the table by ignoring this. We are your hard core fans. We are the guys who consume your eco-system. We are the guys that socially promote your products for free. Listen to us. Please.
Matt D commented
Not having this is huge for me. I use my 360 95% of the time as an extender. My HTPC is in the living room and we have multiple 360's around the house and use them as extender's. (watch recorded TV, set recordings, watch live TV etc.) I do NOT have cable TV so the Xbox One's features there serve no purpose for me. My HTPC has 4 tuners in it for OTA television.
Because of this, I'm looking at the PS4. I WANT the xbox one but since it cannot be used as a true media system like I want, and cannot replace my 360, it allows the PS4 to become a bigger choice for me. So conflicted.. and sad.. Microsoft COMON bring this feature back!!!
I find it amazing that I had to find a used 360 unit to add to my system rather than buy a new xbox one unit. MICROSOFT = Please move us into the new technology - imagine the possibilities. Or in the corporate world - imagine the profit for some marginal expense.
Joe Hargis commented
Please add media center extender functionality
I have been introduce to Microsoft Media Center via my friend Xbox 360! Loved it! I had got 3 friends to conver to Xbox because of it, Now a Xbox One user, was very upset to see the lack of functionality. Please Work your MOJO..... Make it Happen.