Updating windows media center
After a bit of research, it appears Microsoft recently altered the source for the programming guide.Windows Media Center originally used the Zap2It service, but recently changed sources. This brings Windows Media Center in line with what the Xbox One now utilizes for programming data.It supports up to six TV tuners connected simultaneously, global TV standards like digital and HD, has plenty of video and audio format support, and can even act as a DVR for your favorite broadcast shows.
According to the update announcement page, some may experience the following: Still having issues, even with the update?
Windows Media Center's great interface and huge compatibility list with various TV standards and media file formats made it a great media center already, but Microsoft sweetened the deal with DVR and TV tuner capabilities, as well as network play and syncing with smartphones and portable media players.
Unfortunately the software wasn't kept up to par over the years, and dropped H.264 support that was present during its beta days.
We don't yet know what Microsoft is planning as a replacement for Windows 10, but a recent alignment with the Xbox One might be the first clue.
In a , some noted they were having issues getting an updated TV guide through Window Media Center.
Cameron Fuller has put together a workable solution: Workaround for no television guide available in Windows Media Center after July 20th 2015 With the focus now on Xbox One as a live TV provider, and the ability to stream Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs, is it possible that the Xbox One media app will become the one Media Center to rule them all?