Entertainment Live: It’s Easier To Watch TV on Windows 8

Written by: Uttam Shrestha - Published: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 - Comments

Infact, Metro UI originally started in Windows Media Center which is indeed a great product if you want to watch TV channels on your computer (Note – you need to have a TV tuner card installed). In this tutorial, we are showing you how to easily watch TV.


Preview tv

Search Windows Media Center via User Tiles

1. On the Start screen, click on the TV + Movies tile or search Windows Media Center on the Search box from the Charm which you can access by moving your mouse to the lower left cornor of the screen. Next, click TV headings. Please note, you need to have a TV tuner card installed.

Media center tv

2. Click on the guide tile to see the list of available channels. Next, the list of channels are shown. Click on the channel to view it and click on the Play button.You can also configure live tv setup by clicking Live tv setup tile. That are the complete steps to watch tv on Windows 8.

Guide tv

Conclusion

Watching TV on Windows 8 is really fun. The concept of Metro UI started with Windows Media Center. The Media Center UI has headings, tiles listed beautifully.


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Written by: Uttam Shrestha
Uttam is a technology enthusiasts and Microsoft student partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. He's currently studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer.

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One Response to Entertainment Live: It’s Easier To Watch TV on Windows 8

  1. Bob Mitchell said:

    What you’re not pointing out is that in order to utilize Windows Media Center in Windows 8 that you have to upgrade to the “pro pack” (which costs $99.99) AND buy the Windows Media Center (another $9.99).

    Personally, I thought that this was a major downgrade from Windows 7 where the media center was included and was disappointed when I found out that Windows 8 didn’t have it. I felt bad enough that I sent the lap top that I had just bought back and am looking into either a MAC or possibly something that runs Google Chrome.

    While I did have that laptop, I played around with Windows 8 and found it confusing and not very intuitive….definitely less efficient for the tasks that I use a laptop of a desktop for.

    Lastly, I have to say that I was EXTREMELY disappointed by the lack of customer service when I contacted Microsoft! I realize that they are the 10,000 pound gorilla when it comes to operating systems, but their response has me looking into different options and hoping that I find one so that I can tell Microsoft to pound salt! Google docs is also looking like a viable alternative to Microsoft Office!

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