The developer for the popular VMCNetflix plugin has created a new Streaming Video plugin for VMC users. This latest plugin called VMCPlayIt is an add-in for Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center which provides a front-end interface to the PlayOn digital media server software for Vista Media Center PCs and Extenders. The PlayOn server software (see http://www.themediamall.com/playon) currently supports Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, CBS, CNN, ESPN, and more.
- Microsoft Windows Vista with Media Center (Premium or Ultimate), or greater OS (I'm not sure if it works on Windows 7 or not)
- PlayOn Digital Media Server software (http://www.themediamall.com/playon/download/) Currently Costs $40
- A broadband internet connection
I purchased PlayOn when it was in beta to view Netflix, Amazon VOD and Hulu on my SageTV HD Theaters. It was a bit cheaper at that point and I'm not positive I'd pay the $40 for the current version as it still has some bugs and isn't the easiest to navigate. But PlayOn does offer a 14 day free trial so if you're a Windows Media Center user, give this thing a try and let us know how its working for you.