How To Windows Media Center

Media Center Quick Tip – Guide Shortcuts and Features

Windows Media Center’s guide may look like a traditional set-top box grid guide, but these tips may help make the guide much more useful for you.



Skip Through the Guide with Remote Shortcuts

Skip forward and backward by three or twelve hours at a time in Media Center’s guide by pressing the Fast Forward and Rewind or Skip and Replay buttons on your remote, respectively.


Show a Specific Network’s Programming Lineup

To see all the shows a specific network has scheduled for the coming days, use the navigation arrows on your remote to move to the left and select a specific network.


Filtering the Guide

Using navigation arrows on your remote control to move to the left in the guide to the Categories, where you can choose any category and filter your provider’s content.

Using these tips together, you’ll find that your use of Media Center’s guide will be more effective and efficient.


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Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.