Integrate Hulu Desktop and Windows Media Center in Windows 7

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By Brian Burgess on February 12th, 2010

Have you ever been watching something in Windows Media Center and wished there was an easy way to switch to Hulu programs? Today we look at Hulu Desktop Integration which allows you to easily switch between Hulu Desktop and Windows 7 Media Center.

Hulu Desktop Integration 1.0

For this to work you’ll need Hulu Desktop (link below) and Windows 7 Home Premium or higher. After installing Hulu Desktop Integration, when you open Windows Media Center you’ll see Hulu Desktop in the main menu. Click on Hulu Desktop and it will close out of WMC…

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Then Hulu Desktop opens up in full screen and you can begin watching your favorite programming there.

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When you close out of Hulu Desktop, Windows Media Center opens up…it doesn’t get much easier than this.

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It works very fluidly and is quick…it seems like it’s a feature that is native to WMC. It’s meant for those of you who have a media center in the living room so you can easily switch between Hulu and WMC from the couch. If you watch your programming on your PC it works great for that as well. One caveat to this handy utility is it doesn’t work with extenders. If you’re looking for an easy way to switch between Hulu Desktop and Windows Media Center, you’ll want to check out the Hulu Desktop Integration app.

Download Hulu Desktop Integration 1.0

Download Hulu Desktop

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 02/12/10
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