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Media Center Extender Support

Please add Windows Media Center Extender functionality! (as we had with the 360)

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    Jared PickerellJared Pickerell shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Cameron, please acknowledge the Media Center Extender thread and pass it along!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Xbox one Beta  ·   · 
    TorbenTorben shared a merged idea: Merge Microsoft Medie Center into the XBox  ·   · 
    mattmatt shared a merged idea: Just make a little bitty App for Xbox one to access Media Center  ·   · 
    Mark EisenbergMark Eisenberg shared a merged idea: Add WiFi control of Windows Media Center a la Ceton myMediaCenter  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Bring back media center!!  ·   · 
    jrjr shared a merged idea: Make XBox One as its own media center  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Being able to use XBMC as media center  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Media Center Extender  ·   · 
    LikeThePotentialLikeThePotential shared a merged idea: Make HD Home Run Prime a "Cable Box" Option  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Make streaming easier  ·   · 

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 AumanJim Auman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • JimJim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • jackjack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Media center extender capability would make this unit the one to buy for my family and I am sure many others.

      • Tim AnonTim Anon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 BryantSean Bryant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would swap out all my XBOX 360's with XBOX ONE's if they had Media Center Extender Support.

      • LeithLeith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        And thank you PLEX for filling some of the void no Media Center on the One has left us!!!

      • LeithLeith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • joeyjoey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 DMatt D commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!!!

      • richardrichard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

        Thx

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Media Center Extender support is a feature that should be added to Windows 10--possibly MS could consider this as an app for purchase--adding something of significant value to the relative dearth of compelling apps currently in the MS apps store.

      • Vinyl BVinyl B commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hooked up Xbox one only to find no MCE. Please add MCE. I have 5 360's connected to 5 tv's and cannot do without this feature.

      • MikeCMikeC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please just add this functionality. Can it really be that hard? Microsoft is still supporting existing devices that are both extenders and clients. Even Windows 8 supports it! We all know you are ignoring this even though it is the most requested feature.

      • Brad BillmanBrad Billman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Will be purchasing an Xbox One as soon as this is up. I would love to see a rethought interface/ modern rebirth of WMC functionality. It doesn't have to be called WMC but be able to have a guide + dvr that can work with the tuner and/or server.

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