Posted Mon May 10, 2010 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
Playing networked video and music just got a whole lot easier.
If you haven't gotten to check out the Play To function of Windows Media Center 12, you're missing out on one of the coolest features added to the software in a long time. With it, you can select a file and play it on any connected device.
Alright, it doesn't seem that cool initially, but think about trying to watch a video on your Xbox 360, PS3, or whatever else you use for streaming from your desktop. If you've got more than a few files in there, it can be a slog. With Play To, you can navigate on your computer, rather than wrestle with a clunky remote interface.
Western Digital says it's something users have been asking for. "We regularly engage with WD TV Live enthusiasts in our online community. Many have been asking for a way to "push" media from their PCs to their TV or home theater system, especially from laptops"
Source: Western Digital
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