Netflix HD comes to WIndows Media Center

Starting today Netflix members running Windows Media Center in Windows 7 PC can view over 1,800 movie titles in high definition (HD). So if you have a Netflix subscription, you can now stream movies and TV episodes in HD all from Windows Media Center

From Microsoft:

Netflix members running Windows Media Center on a Windows 7 PC can view over 1,800 movie titles in high definition (HD). With Windows 7 and a Netflix subscription, you can now stream movies and TV episodes instantly in standard or high definition (HD), search the entire Netflix library, manage both your  DVD  and Instant queue, and filter searches by titles, all directly through Windows Media Center.

Also Internet TV is coming to China and Europe (I will do a separate post on the European content)

MSN Video in the UK, France and Germany

  • MSN Video Player will give consumers the ability to watch free TV and movie content on the PC through Windows Media Center in Windows 7.
    • In the UK, Windows Media Center users will have access to over 1,000 hours of free full length TV shows, with many shows available in HD.
    • In France, MSN Video will offer more than 15,000 free video titles, including news, sport lifestyle, comedy and documentary clips as well as movie trailers from the major studios, with some shows available in HD.
    • In Germany, users can watch more than 17,000 free video clips, including news from AP, first class car magazine shows from Motorvision-Online, Neuwagen-TV and ADAC and popular science from Welt der Wunder, with some shows available in HD.

Free TV entertainment from China Radio International (CRI), Sina and Sohu in China

  • CRI will offer international news video, movies and TV shows through Internet TV in Windows Media Center. Windows Media Center in Windows 7 will be the exclusive way that consumers can watch CRI’s online video content.
  • Sina will offer more than 7,000 pieces of long-form content available in Windows Media Center. This content will include movies, TV shows and documentaries.
  • Sohu will offer more than 3,000 pieces of long-form, HD content through Internet TV in Windows Media Center, including movies, TV shows, and documentaries.

Ian Dixon

Founder of The Digital Lifestyle.com and host of The Digital Lifestyle Show. Started podcasting in 2005, Windows Entertainment and Connected Home MVP. Lover of gadgets from the Raspberry Pi to the iPad, Android to Windows 8. Also a massive motor racing fan