Earlier this week we reported that a leaked copy of a major update to Windows 8.1 fixed the issues that were preventing third-party Windows Media Center plugins from functioning. The big thing we didn’t know was when that update would actually be released. We had hoped that it would either be baked into the version of the operating system that everyone would be downloading today, but we definitely would have settled for a day-one release of the update. While we didn’t get the former, we did get the later, so we’re happy with that! For those of you looking to upgrade your Windows 8 Media Center machines to 8.1 you can now safely do that. We’ve tested the new update and our favorite plugin, Recorded TV HD, is functioning perfectly. Enjoy!
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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.