How To Windows Media Center

Media Center Quick Tip – Disabling Channels in your Guide

Nearly every good Windows Media Center geek knows about how to hide channels from the guide in bulk: Go to Settings, choose TV, Guide, then Edit Channels.

Media Center Quick Tip – Disabling Channels in your Guide

What a lot of people don’t realize or remember is how easy it is to remove individual channels from the guide. This can be useful if your provider has recently added a few channels to your lineup or if you stumble upon a channel you’re not likely to watch

To remove an individual channel, start on the guide itself and find a channel that you want to hide.

Media Center Quick Tip – Disabling Channels in your Guide

Using the arrow keys, move to the left so the channel itself—not one of the programs—is highlighted.

Media Center Quick Tip – Disabling Channels in your Guide

Press the Info button or right-click on the channel to display the channel menu, then select Disable Channel.

Media Center Quick Tip – Disabling Channels in your Guide

The selected channel is immediately removed from your guide. That’s it! Now get pruning….

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Richard Gunther

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.