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Windows 7 Media Center Netflix and Hulu plugins

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  • I have the released version of Windows 7 I received for attending a Windows 7 developer conference this week. I installed it on my laptop and like what I see so far. The one exception is that the Netflix plugin does not show up in media center as it does with Vista. I have read all the posts in this forum having to do with Netflix and what I gather is that it is coming soon. Any idea of when it will be available? Also, like others, I would love to see a Hulu plugin integrated into Windows 7 media center.

    Thanks,

    bweiler
    Wednesday, October 07, 2009 8:23 PM

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  • I don't think the Netflix plugging is going to be available till around the offical release date for Win7 which is October 22nd.  As for Hulu you might want to try Hulu desktop and using Media Center Studio http://www.adventmediacenter.com/ to intergrate it into you MC's start page.  It's not a perfect solution as it minimize's MC and puts Hulu desktop to full screen, but its better then nothing.

    Von Roch
    Thursday, October 08, 2009 6:25 AM

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  • I don't think the Netflix plugging is going to be available till around the offical release date for Win7 which is October 22nd.  As for Hulu you might want to try Hulu desktop and using Media Center Studio http://www.adventmediacenter.com/ to intergrate it into you MC's start page.  It's not a perfect solution as it minimize's MC and puts Hulu desktop to full screen, but its better then nothing.

    Von Roch
    Thursday, October 08, 2009 6:25 AM
  • I also found a hulu plugin here: http://www.secondrun.tv/default.asp?action=drawpage&pageid=77

    It works well most of the time sometimes the remote gets stuck on the extra menu on exit though.
    Thursday, October 08, 2009 8:58 PM
  • After further exploration, I found out that all I needed to do is to start MC7 and install the Internet TV option. Once that completed, the Netflix plugin shows up along with a lot of other cool plugins.

    Thursday, October 22, 2009 5:58 AM
  • I emailed Hulu asking about a plug-in for Media Center 7 and actually got a reply from them. They want to do one but can't right now because of the content licenses' problems. It appears Netflix has the muscle to get exclusive rights from Starzs.
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 1:06 AM
  • QUOTE:
    It appears Netflix has the muscle to get exclusive rights from Starzs.
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    That's sick!
    Why do companies have to be so greedy! Just to take away from the end users experience ;-(
    Monday, February 01, 2010 4:17 AM
  • Hello guys, I wrote a guide to Getting Internet TV end Netflix outside the U.S., just move here

    http://www.chicchedicala.it/2010/03/09/come-ricevere-la-internet-tv-al-di-fuori-degli-stati-uniti-windows-7-media-center/
    Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:50 PM
  • "Install Internet TV Option?" Really? I have searched [literally, NOT figuratively] every menu option in Windows Media Center 7 looking for this alleged option, and can find no such animal.  I can't find any option for any internet signal source / streaming feed.

    The assertion that the Netflix tile will magically appear cannot be tested because there ISN'T any "Netflix Plugin" download available to install—not from Microsoft. The most relevant search result is not relevant enough, as it is the Netflix App for all Windows operating systems ABOVE Windows 7, and it does not WORK on this platform.

    No Settings entry that I've explored that did not require an actual television signal coming into the PC (there IS no "internet source" option for such signals, and Netflix isn't a TV source ANYWAY) promised the faintest glimmer of hope of watching Netflix.

    The only reason I'm attempting this evidently futile task is that this is my backup computer (my "real" computer is in the shop for warranty service) and Time-Warner is experiencing another of its innumerable "service interruptions" for broadband clients that prevents Netflix customers from streaming video in browsers—but, oddly, the Netflix app works…in Windows 10 environments.

    Nobody has yet explained precisely WHAT must be downloaded from WHERE for the "Netflix tile" to manifest in some yet-to-be-specified Media Center interface (the only tiles I've EVER seen in WMC relate only to already-present PC-resident libraries).

    Friday, October 21, 2016 8:03 PM