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Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center

Watch, pause, and record live TV*. Listen to your tunes. Show off your photo collection. Enjoy online entertainment. And do it all from your living-room couch. Is it any wonder critics call Media Center the hidden gem of Windows?

In Windows 7, we've made it even better—adding great new features (many suggested by you) and visual touch-ups. Windows Media Center is available in the Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions of Windows 7.

* Additional hardware may be required, and you should consider this before purchasing Windows 7 software. Internet access may be required and download charges may apply as set by your internet service provider. Not available in all countries.

Watch Windows Media Center in action. Note: The Internet TV feature is not supported in Australia.

More watching...

Windows Media Center supports more global TV standards and tuners, including digital and HD. It also plays more popular audio and video formats—including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files.

...less waiting

Tired of trudging through TV listings or a massive music library? Zip to songs and shows more quickly using the new Turbo Scroll feature.

Easier media sharing in the home

Enjoy recorded TV shows, music, video—even when it's not stored on your PC. The new HomeGroup feature makes media available to any PC running Windows 7 in the house.

Entertainment where you want

Windows Media Center gives your PC access to great entertainment. With HomeGroup, you can share that media goodness with any other PC running Windows 7 in your house. So if you've recorded a TV show on the PC in your living room, you can watch it on your laptop in the kitchen. And if you have an Xbox 360, you can also send the recorded TV, videos, and photos on your PC to your television.