The application lets users browse, search and watch videos from MSNBC News on their Microsoft Media Center Devices. Some MSNBC content has been accessible in the Internet TV Menus, but this new application provides a new user interface that makes it easier to browse stories, weather forecasts and search for videos by topic and related videos. No need to download anything – it’s already there in your VMC TV + Movies menu.
For Media Centers (HTPCs and other Media Devices like Extenders) to continue to compete for space by the television, they will need to continue down this road of online video. Network & Cable TV content, Hulu, Netflix Watch Now and others need to be brought into the fold like this MSN News application to compete with the TiVo and other CE devices of the world.
Read more about the MSNBC News Beta Application at Microsoft’s Media Center Website