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Windows 7: Netflix is turning its back on Windows Media Center users.

30 Jul 2015   #1
colecrew

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Netflix is turning its back on Windows Media Center users.

Netflix is turning its back on Windows Media Center users.

Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:22 pm
MESSAGE: As of September 15, 2015, Netflix will no longer be available on Windows Media Center. Please visit devices.netflix.com to see the many devices that support Netflix today.

Netflix announced that they will no longer support Windows Media Center (WMC) the day Microsoft launches its latest operating system, Windows 10 (which does not contain Windows Media Center). In a deal that was obviously worked out between the software giant and the number one streaming service; both Netflix and Microsoft have left tens of thousands of users that utalize WMC daily up the creek without a paddle. Netflix representative Kent replied with the reason for Netflix abandonment as: "Alright this message about that Netflix is going to stop working on Windows Media Center is related to the expiration of the Windows Media Center which is actually going to be replaced by Windows DVD"
Windows DVD is in no way a replacement for WMC. In fact, Windows DVD is Microsoft's way of fixing what they broke in windows 8 when they remove DVD playback. It looks like Netflix has been persuaded to assist Microsoft in getting as many people to switch to Windows 10.


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31 Jul 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oh that's nice to hear :/
Wonder what will happen to all of those roku boxes which has Netflix ?
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01 Aug 2015   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Oh that's nice to hear :/
Wonder what will happen to all of those roku boxes which has Netflix ?
Netflix still works on my Roku. Media Center is gone in the latest OS, and looks like other apps are going that route too.
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11 Aug 2015   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Netflix works perfectly in a browser. I saw the message and said some choice words since I use Netflix with media centre. I have now set up Firefox to view Netflix thru. The difference is of course no remote control. I have dumb TV sets and have computers hooked up to them so whatever goes on I can find a way around it. Sticking with Windows 7. No longer interested in Windows 10 Professional NSA Spy Edition.
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11 Aug 2015   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

No skin off my teeth. I refuse to use Netflix after all the years the $#@! inundated my computer with pop-ups and pop-unders, defeating all my efforts to block them until I resorted to getting a paid-for ad blocker. This latest stunt of theirs merely reinforces my decision to ensure the $#@! get not one red cent from me.
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12 Aug 2015   #6
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I access the Netflix service using either an Internet Ready TV App or a Roku Netflix App.
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12 Aug 2015   #7
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

No issue for me - never found a use for either media center or media player - other, better, options are available

BTW I do use Netflix on three computers, Two Smart TV's, Two Tablets, and several Phones - without WMC or WMP anywhere to be seen and I cannot remember an intrusive advert from netflix ever - must be a markets thing
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12 Aug 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep Roku will probably be my next venture in about a year possibly sooner
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12 Aug 2015   #9
AmericanPharaoh

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

After purchasing a Roku 2 (2015 model) a few months ago, I downloaded over 125 free Roku channels. With the free Roku channels alone, I have more than I can watch. And if you want even more variety, you can add a paid subscription with either Netflix (My choice), Amazon, or Hulu. HBO Go, and Showtime Apps, can be added with a cable subscription or can be purchased separately if you do not have cable TV.
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12 Aug 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep as long as isp's don't block Roku or charge the same as if they were using their t.v. packages for using a Roku
It's a good deal

I have a feeling one day isp's will wise up and block it unless a customer pays more to use it,

Probably the month after I get a Roku setup isp will give notice of a large data usage and double+ the internet bill
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