Video: Sky integration in Windows Media Center and the Xbox 360

TDL Mobile host Jon Dickinson has recorded a video of the Sky Player addin for Windows Media Center and the Xbox 360. I don’t have a subscription so I haven’t been able to test it so Jon kindly recorded a brief demo of the Sky features. The Media Center addin looks nice but its a shame it has separate guide rather than integrating it in the rest of Media Center, other than that it looks a great addition to Media Center for Sky subscribers. From the comments I have seen on Twitter the video quality is very good but it does require a decent broadband connection

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  1. Great demo. Thanks!

    One question. Can you RECORD from the Sky Live TV? I’m guessing not, in which case this would mean you can’t use it live a Sky+ box?

  2. Thanks for confirming that, Jon.

    I noticed something else today. Was watching some Live TV, then looking at the Guide and thought “let’s see if I can get Sky News FREE on the Sky Player, seeing as it’s already on Freeview”. So, when I clicked on the option at the top of the Guide it asked me if I wanted “to stop playback”. Does that mean that, if I was currently recording a live programme and then decided to use the Sky Player that it would stop the recording, or just the playback of any tuner-based content?? Hmmm, will have to try this one out when I’m not recording something I need!!

  3. @F1Mad – Not sure on that one, never tried it. If you do try and let us know that would be great.

    @Mynstrel – Sadly not, skyplayer will not show up on your extenders MCE UI, your only options are Skyplayer on an actual MCE PC or the Xbox version.

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