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My Media Center for iOS Fix in the Works

iPhone-5-Guide1iOS 9 was released to the masses on September 16, and for most Apple fans that was a good day. Unfortunately, if you were an iOS user who also depends on a Windows Media Center PC it wasn’t such a good day. That’s because iOS 9 broke one of our favorite Media Center apps: My Media Center. The app, from Ceton, allows you to completely manage your Windows Media Center PCs. With it you can see what’s been recorded, check out the guide, set up series recordings, and much more.

Unfortunately, mid-September is about the worst possible time for My Media Center to break. That’s because it has an amazing feature that we really love. It has a special section that shows all of the premieres that are airing on TV soon. With the big fall television season kicking off in September, that feature was sure to see a lot of usage.

While the app still hasn’t been fixed, there is good news for My Media Center iOS users. Ceton is working with the original developer of the app to fix it. There have been a lot of changes to iOS since the last version of My Media Center was released, so the upgrade is bigger project than usual. You can help though! Head on over to this thread at The Green Button for instructions on how you can sign up to beta test the app upgrades.

It’s never good to see an app break due to an operating system upgrade, but at least Ceton is working to get this one fixed quickly. We’ll keep you posted on when it’s been fixed.

Source: The Green Button via Alan Booth


About the author

Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.