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Media Center Netflix Play Button Missing – Work-Around

Media Center Netflix Play Button Missing - Work-Around

Netflix is, by far, one of the best plugins available for Windows 7 Media Center! It is one of, if not the best, versions of Netflix available on any device. So whenever there is a problem with it there tends to be a very large roar of frustration from around the interwebs. Just last month there was a Netflix outage that lasted for a few days, and now a new problem has cropped up. For many people if you select an item from you Instant Queue, the “Play” button will be missing! It’s been documented on Microsoft Answers, but no solution has been posted yet. Fortunately my wife found a work-around! While the “Play” button may be missing in action from the screen, the “Play” button on the Media Center remote still works! Hopefully a real fix is coming soon, but in the mean time, just push the button on your remote.


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Josh Pollard

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.