Best Windows 8 App this Week: My Media Center

by Radu Tyrsina
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After a short pause during the previous week, we’re back with our weekly selection of a single Windows 8 app or game that we want to highlight. This time we’re turning our eyes to ‘My Media Center’, which we’ve spotted during this week’s Windows 8 Red Stripe Deals.
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It’s quite interesting that Microsoft has allowed the existence of such an app in the Windows Store, and, naturally, it’s now wonder why it has become so popular. “My Media Center” app for Windows 8 comes with plenty of useful features which makes it the best companion remote app for your Media Center media files. By using it, you can manage and control your Windows Media Center experience from your Windows 8 device and have access to tecorded TV, scheduled recordings, movies, universal search, remote control, and much more.

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The app is currently available for only $2.49, but since it’s the single app which offers such awesome functionality, it will return to its usual price, which is probably double. So, if you were looking for a Windows 8 app to remotely access your Windows Media Center files, you now have it. All you need to do is to install My Media Center Services on a separate Windows 7 or 8 PC and run Windows Media Center. The app has also been updated multiples times, bringing many useful features and updates, such as customizable Live Tiles, UI tweaks, enhanced support for large collections and various other bug fixes, along with user interface enhancements and performance improvements.

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If you love Windows Media Center you’ll REALLY love My Media Center for Windows 8. As a companion to Windows Media Center, My Media Center allows you to manage and control your Windows Media Center experience from your Windows 8 device, whether you’re inside or outside the house. Recorded TV, scheduled recordings, movies, universal search, remote control, and so much more the Ultimate Windows Media Center app is here.

What you need to know, however, is that the Windows 8 My Media Center app does not stream recorded or live tv to your Windows 8 device, but it allows to start playback on your HTPC or Extender. The main features of the app include the following: universal search across all of your content, manage Scheduled Recordings, manage Series Recordings, browse Program Grid Guide, use On Screen Remote Control to control HTPC or Extender, automatically generate local movie metadata & cover art, nrowser recorded & local movies in a beautiful gallery, browse list of movies on television tonight, wake on LAN ability and many others.

Download My Media Center app for Windows 8