As Niall and Ian noted in their blogs earlier this week, there is a new Windows Vista Media Center application available in the Explore tile of the Online Media strip (the area known as Online Spotlight in previous versions of Media Center).
This application is built using Media Center Markup Language (MCML) and is a locally installed application (as opposed to a Media Center Presentation Layer web application). This means that you have to download an installer and run it on your system before you can start using this application. Also, the application is only available on systems in the United States.
Here are a couple of links to more detailed information about this application if you are interested in learning more about it:
- In-depth review of the Showtime Interactive application for Windows Vista Media Center, including screenshots and analysis of features - http://www.missingremote.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1471&Itemid=1
- Showtime Interactive FAQ - http://www.sho.com/site/videodownload/help.do