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Watch TV without TV Tuner in Windows 7 Media Center

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

There are several third-party applications out in the market which claim that they allow their subscribers to view thousands of TV channels free of cost. These third party applications require legal subscription to the vendors of the applications and sometimes may also require subscriptions to the TV channels they like to view. These steps are of course time taking and also they require some financial involvement at the same time. Technically speaking this practice is not considered as practical and many users avoid going for such kinds of solutions. Microsoft understands this and therefore it has included the feature of Internet TV in Windows Media Center in Windows 7. Internet TV feature is required to be installed before it can be used by the users though. The best part is that users are not required to have any TV tuner cards installed on the computers and this feature is mostly beneficial to laptop users. As a Windows 7 user if you want to install Internet TV in Windows Media Center application you are required to follow the steps given as below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer.

  2. At the bottom of start menu in search box type Windows Media Centre and press enter key.

  3. From the opened interface scroll down to TV category and click on internet TV.

  4. On Free streaming Internet TV window check I have read and understood Terms of Service and Privacy Statement checkbox and click on Installbutton.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.