Streaming content from Windows Media Center with an G1 Android phone

One great new feature of Windows 7 is “Play To” and DLNA support, Windows Media Player can operate as a media player, server and controller and the Xbox 360 Media Center extender sessions can be controlled via DLNA. Because WMP is using DLNA you can use it in conjunction with other DLNA devices and not just Microsoft devices, so when I got my new G1 phone (based on Google’s Android OS) I searched for a DLNA app. The application I found is called AndroMote which works as a media player and controller, from the app you can select music, videos or photos on a media server and then choose to play the content on the phone or another DLNA device. I used AndroMote to stream music from my Windows Media Center PC to a notebook and to an Xbox 360 extender session, you can create playlists and control volume on the remote device.

I found the app worked well most of the time but was a little quirky, it worked best with music and pictures and there is a limit of 5 items in the playlist on the free version the full version is 2.9u euros and I have a video of it in action. The video was recorded with a FlipHD and its a little blurred but you will get the idea

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