The desire to make lives easier on moms of course.
Every mom is always looking for ways to make life easier. Well, Microsoft (yes the big bad wolf is not bad at all, sorry, I LOVE MICROSOFT, my husband works at Microsoft and he still has a job so yes I really do love Microsoft and this post has not been sponsored by them in any way. I just wanted to share this wonderful information.)
Sorry for my little rant there.
Microsoft has teamed up with Netflix and created live streaming video at your fingertips (it’s really fast). Do you have Microsoft Windows Vista? If you do then you already have Windows Media Center if you don’t, then you should enter my contest.
By loading Windows Media Center you can have access to internet TV, all of your movies can be stored on your computer and you can play them with Windows Media Center. Now with the addition of Netflix, you have even more options.
Available today are more than 12,000 movies and TV episodes that can be watched instantly on any PC with Windows Media Center, which is included with Windows Vista Home Premium or Ultimate, and you’ll be able to search the entire Netflix library, manage your instant and DVD Queues and even filter searches by titles that are available to watch instantly.
To get started, simply click on the green button under the Start menu, and select the new Netflix tile under TV+Movies. There is even a free two week trial. Easy Peasy!
With the availability of Netflix in Windows Media Center, they are building on their broader vision to alleviate the need to jump from Web site to Web site to find the TV shows, movies, sports and news that you want to watch. With Windows Media Center, you can now find it in one place – with a consistent experience. You have all the options of stop, skip, fast forward, re-wind. If you have a touch screen computer you can scroll with your hands. Pretty cool.
Here is some random guy’s opinion on the topic.
“We’re continuing to work with the top content providers today to make watching TV on the PC a mainstream experience for the future,” said Craig Eisler corporate vice president of entertainment client software for the TV, Video and Music Business Group at Microsoft. “Consumers understand that content is the driving force when it comes to experiences, and with Netflix, we’re underscoring our broader commitment to deliver a rich experience with Windows Media Center.”
More of My Thoughts
I love the idea. We are already sold on the idea of Windows Media Center so adding on movies and TV access without having to go to the web browser is extremely appealing. So I’m probably going to be trying out the free trial. I was told that it’s only 8.99 a month for full access which is a whole lot cheaper than going to the movies or to Blockbuster every night. Saves us from having to go rent a movie and return it. We don’t even have to go to our mail box for the movie mail programs. It’s all at our fingertips.