Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Media Center Plugin Brings Netflix Hulu and more Online Video via PlayIt


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  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 ( 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.


Read More about VMCPlayIt and get the download Here


via MissingRemote