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.
Almost bought an Xbox One today. Then I realized there is no support for WMC or streaming from CableCARD products (HD Homerun/Ceton). So, I'll stick with my NUC until this is changed.
We have 2 X360s we would replace if WMCE support was added. Unfortunately as it stands we cannot and will not upgrade without WMCE support.
I would honestly pay $60USD for a media center app for the xbox one. I would pay $100USB if it included voice command support. I understand the media center tech was to complicated for the mainstream but MS would still make a profit selling to everyone on this board and the thousands of others who did not bother to post.
deftdf erter commented
just found out that I cant access my pc for media extender , returning my xbox one as well ... back to playstation I guess
Seriously this really sucks...no Media Center Extender. Looks like I will be bringing back the Xbox one and setting my Xbox 360 back up. Check this out you cant even hang the Xbox one Kinect upside down under the TV like you could with the 360 because you cant flip the video. The Xbox One is useless to me.
finally got an xbox one and can't believe it doesn't support windows media center. shocked and pissed it doesn't work as extender. would happily pay for the app, wife won't let me keep both by tv and one that plays tv is going to win
Byron Addison commented
I think it is crazy not to have mce support in xbox one. What were they thinking. I will send back to store if they do not get it working.
Did not take path
Sean Grimes commented
Agreed! My wife and I are considering the Xbox One for my son for Christmas. I was shocked to learn that the Xbox One does not have WMC. Come on Microsoft, you can do better than that!
Nothing replaces Windows Media Center. I have three xbox 360s I would like to upgrade to xbox ones, but without media center, I can't do it.
Jonathan Shell commented
Agreed. Even if it is sold as an additional app that you have to purchase I would be happy.
Please add MCE support!
Under review since Jan 13 2014? I guess this will not happen then. Shame.
I agree with these other folks that Xbox One should add Media Center Extender Support. Microsoft already killed off after market Media Center Extender Support in the Windows 8 family and an app like this should be an easy transfer from the Xbox 360. I started to use Windows Media Center back in the Vista era and continue to do so today with Windows 8.1. It’s an easy software package to use and spouse tech friendly which is important to continue my tech projects. I’m glad Windows 10 is also going to add mkv support like the Xbox One and hope Microsoft continues to support the Media Center pack in Windows 10. Microsoft has already invested the capital into getting the software Cable Labs certified and you would think they would continue to do so. If anything Microsoft could market the Media Center pack as a DVR / media server for the Xbox One. It’s not like there is much competition in the Cable Labs certified PC software. And until Microsoft adds Media Center Extender Support I’ll hold off on purchasing Xbox One’s to mate to my home TV’s.
Also have a couple of Xbox 360s that I would like to replace with Xbox One, but cannot unless it supports MCE, that is more than half the use I get from them. Switching to Tivo is too expensive. I prefer to stay on 360 until this is addressed.
I would not buy an xbox one if it did not have this functionality. I thought about getting one during Black Friday / Cyber monday, but can't justify it without this options. I have been using media center since xp mce edition and LOVE it. We need a good reliable extender and the xbox one seems like it should fit the bill, but it doesn't.. not happy
Media Center isn't dead! Please bring the functionality of the extender into the current gen. I have to use other software to get my TV watching fix currently.
I was about to purchase a Xbox One bundle until I found that it does not have have the Media Center Extender. Deal killer. I'll definitely reconsider if this feature is added.
Gabriel Caballero commented
Thanks god I google about this just in time. I just ordered an Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity Bundle for christmas from amazon with a limited time offer of 12 months live gold subscriptions and 2 free crappy games. When I finish writing this comment I will to to amazon and cancel that order before they ship it. No MCE support, no Xbox for me. I currently have 2 xbox 360 extenders in my home, I probably buy 2 more used xbox 360 and a PS4.
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.