Version notes

Version number: Varies by device

Release 13: Added controller button to navigate to Recorded TV Added view for media center hard drive info. Minor visual & keyboard control updates. Release 12: Optimized for Windows 8.1! Releases 10 & 11: Better mouse & keyboard support. Remote shutdown restart sleep support. Releases 8 & 9: Visual enhancements to 'Current Playlist' page. Ability to remove individual songs from current playlist. Navigate to 'Current Playlist' page, tap-and-hold a song to see the option to remove. squished minor bugs. Release 7: Album Art quality and performance improvements. Releases 5 & 6: Added preferences to allow "Single-Tap to Play" to allow the choice of double-tapping or single-tapping an item to play it. squished minor bugs. Release 4: Better ability to navigate to the currently playing playist from the 'now playing' screen. User Guide is now accessible from the Settings charm under 'Help'. Release 3: Ability to manually configure the app. Release 2: New Snapped Remote. Additional help content and bug fixes. Release 1: Initial Release.


  • browse and play / queue music, pictures, and videos
  • control media playback (play, stop, pause, previous, next)
  • search your music and playlist collections
  • control volume and channel
  • control the Media Center UI
  • see what's playing now
  • see the current playlist

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5 stars out of 5
· 1/28/2013
The best

I wanted media center music control from another room/computer and here it is. Perfect organization and flow to the artist and album you want. Great job.

3 stars out of 5
· 1/16/2013
It does do what it says! Better than other options

Needs UI improvements. Press-and-hold to play is quite annoying and unnecessary.

5 stars out of 5
· 12/28/2012
Must have app if you use WMC

LOVE being able to use my Surface Type cover for text entry in Media Center instead of the remote. Only ask is to add direct link to jump to Recorded TV.

5 stars out of 5
· 2/12/2015
Works well, very responsive developer

I've had this for some time now, and it works great for me. I've also worked with the developer to make improvements in search and he's been very responsive and open to ideas.

1 stars out of 5
· 7/3/2014
media center start up

Does not work on windows 8.... Cant get it started to link to xbox..

1 stars out of 5
· 12/15/2013
Seems to work okay. Missing live and recorded TV

Not useful to me without TV.

1 stars out of 5
· 12/22/2012
Requires C:

For historical reasons, my media center PC doesn't have a C: drive in it, everything is on E:. The installer for the listener app fails to run claiming it can't find C: Note also that the app description in the Windows Store as well as the Win8 app itself make no mention of the need to install a listener app or where to find such an app. You're just expected to know... Too bad, this sounded promising...

2 stars out of 5
· 6/2/2013
Very basic

In principle does what it says, but really too basic for a paid app. No wake on LAN (fairly critical for a media center), very simplistic "Now Playing" - often not even showing album art, artist browsing only by name and no Graphics, enabling single click to play albums crashes app when used, app can only run full screen, etc. Fundamentally a good concept but need much more polish to be a joy to use and nice to show off while playing music e.g. at parties.

1 stars out of 5
· 12/26/2012
Doesnt find anything in the Network

Fürther there is no possability to configure anything

5 stars out of 5
· 12/23/2012
works a treat

works great