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Media Center PCs Stream to Xbox 360

Microsoft on Friday introduced a software update for its Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which will allow users to stream digital music, videos, photos, and standard and high-definition TV and movies from their Media Center PCs to any television hooked up to an Xbox 360 game console.

Built-in Media Center Extender technology on the Xbox 360 will enable streaming of content from more than 75 providers, including new additions like MTV Overdrive, VH1, Comedy Central, AOL Radio with XM, Akimbo Systems and Game xStream. Microsoft said more than 4 million PCs are now running its Media Center software, adding that 46 percent of PC sold in September shipped with Media Center, according to data from Current Analysis.

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