Just because Microsoft killed Windows Media Center in Windows 10 doesn't mean that you're out of luck with your home-theatre PC. Here's how to turn your Windows 10 machine into your home theatre's best friend.
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You don't have to hunch over your PC monitor to watch YouTube, downloaded movies or TV shows. If you happen to have a PC connected to your big-screen TV, or even if you're thinking of hooking one up, then there are a few choice pieces of media centre software for you to pick between and get a great cinematic experience.
So you've created an awesome, play-anything media centre with XBMC, but it's a too hard for your less tech-savvy friends and family members to use. Here are a few ways to make your home theatre PC so easy that your four year old could use it.
Dear Lifehacker, My laptop came with a Blu-ray drive, but I can't seem to play Blu-rays with it, and everyone says I need to buy extra expensive software to use it. Even VLC can't play them. (I thought it played everything!) Is paying $US50 my only option? Sincerely, Miffed Movie Lover
In its latest update, much-beloved media centre application XBMC added one-click add-on installation, bringing browser-like extensions to your media centre. If you've ever wanted to incorporate watching TV, listening to podcasts, or playing video games to your XBMC box, the new add-on system is incredibly easy to use, and can power your box up to do all sorts of things. Here's how it works, and a few of our favourite XBMC add-ons.
iOS: We recently showed you how to install XBMC on your 2nd-gen Apple TV, but if you're looking for a more mobile experience, XBMC has just been released on Cydia for jailbreaking iPhone and iPad users.
Great news for anyone looking for a tiny, cheap standalone XBMC box: You can now install XBMC on an Apple TV 2. Here's how it works.