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 MadeforMediaCenter.com
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 clicker.tv). Once the program or webapp has been exited relaunch brings media center back into focus.
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.