Relaunch tool enables program launching from Windows Media Center


Windows Media Center is one of the best ways (if not the best) of enjoying PC on the TV and it’s native apps look great on the big screen but there are some programs and webapps that you want to run which are not native addins but you still want to be able to launch them from Media Center. This is where Relaunch comes in, the small two foot app enables you to add shortcuts to the Windows Media Center extras menu. You can add web shortcuts (works with Chrome,IE,Firefox and Opera) or applications (like iTunes, Boxee or Hulu). When a shortcut is selected from Windows Media Center the app launches and Media Center minimized, once the application exits you are taken back to Media Center.

The app is free and available from

Relaunch is a 2 foot app that will add a link in the extras library that launches a program (like hulu) or a web app (like  Once the program or webapp has been exited relaunch brings media center back into focus.


About the author Ian Dixon:
Founder of The Digital 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