TunerFree MCE Goes Windows 7 Only

Milliesoft has posted a new update to their popular (well, at least in the UK) Internet TV streaming app for Windows Media Center, TunerFree MCE. One of the big changes TunerFree MCE users will encounter is that the app from this point on will only work with systems running Windows 7. The third of its users running Vista will no longer get updates to the free software so the developer can continue adding more advanced features that take advantage of Windows 7’s APIs. Speaking of advanced features… below are the details from Milliesoft regarding TunerFree MCE’s new pop-up screen TV program manager, improved Flash content navigation, new touchscreen support, enhanced plugin updater, and optimized memory management.

Aside: US users using TunerFree MCE gain access to Hulu’s content instead of the default BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 stations.

  • A new popup screen for managing the TV programs, allowing you to play the program, set a timer recording to record other showings of the program if you have a TV tuner configured, and if the program supports it you can add it to a playlist or download it (the last two work for BBC WMV programs, but not flash).
  • When playing flash content, sometimes the mouse didn’t click in the right place. Now you can move the cursor round the screen with the remote by pressing the cursor keys, and OK to click. This allows you to play even the most troublesome programs.
  • The interface is now touchscreen enabled, so if you have a touchscreen media center you can easily navigate through the screens.
  • Plugins are now directly available within the application. When you go to preferences you will see a list of plugins. When you pick one, the system will take care of installing and updating it to keep you up to date with your favourite content.
  • MSN has been removed. This is because there is now a native media center app to support MSN.
  • Improved memory management – only one instance of TunerFreeMCE will be active at any one time

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1 Reaction to “TunerFree MCE Goes Windows 7 Only”

  1. Tried it but it doesn't work well, very poor design, poor user experience. The BBC iplayer addon is a joy to use, this feels like it's evil twin brother.