It’s becoming more and more apparent that AirPlay — Apple’s media streaming technology is here for the long haul.

We’ve seen numerous applications for both the iPhone, the Mac, and even Android devices that in some way or another, massage AirPlay’s functionality to meet their needs.

Throughout all of the fun, Windows has ultimately been left out; that is until now.

Developer Thomas Pleasance made sure of that fact with the recent release of his AirPlay enabled Windows Media Center Add-in…

The screenshots definitely show promise, all 12 of you still running Windows Media Center in your living room should be pleased.

I tried to get this working myself, but unfortunately AirPlay doesn’t want to play nice with my Windows 7 Virtual Machine. I’m sure it would work just dandy on an actual Windows installation.

Have you tried it yet? If not, head over to Thomas’ blog and download the necessary files to get started. You will also need Bonjour installed on your machine if you have not already done so.

How does it work for you?

[9 to 5 Mac via Engadget]

  • Hakan

    I installed Bonjour and the other thing,
    I start Windows Media Centre but i dont see anything, can someone explain me how it works?

  • Oneof12

    Looks great, will certainly give it a try…. Media centre is a fantastic product that is under promoted by Microsoft – would be great to have integration with my iPhone and iPad

  • Painman

    I agree that MC is under promoted. I use it a lot with TunerMCE to access internet TV and catch up. I will give this a go tomorrow and see how it goes

  • Holla

    Can i view my windows media center and watch tv on the ipad with this??

  • Ocean

    Can I stream music from my iPhone to pc with that ?

  • fojam

    doesnt work with vista… i get an error saying that the airplay couldnt be loaded

  • zEz

    Simple Step to get it working:

    1) Make sure you have Windows Media Centre

    2) Make Sure you have a iOS4 device that supports AirPay

    3) Install AirPlay for Windows Media Center

    4) Install Bonjour (if you have iTune you most likely already have it installed)

    5) Turn on Wireless on your iOS device.

    6) Turn on Windows Media Centre (basic settings if needed).


    Now you can stream video/photo on it. There may be a bit of buffering depending on your network, mine at work through ad-hoc wireless is about 3-5 seconds.

    Play your video & press the rectangle with a triangle below button next to the >>| button and choose your PC and Windows Media Centre will do the rest.

    No it does not stream TO your iOS, only from iOS to your PC.

  • MrA

    Jeff, ask Sebastion to switch to Disqus for commenting. It’s so much better, engadget, toucharcade, this is my next all use it. People like up ranks, fact of life.

  • Ocean

    Ok Zez, is compatible with 4.2.1?

  • Hakan

    thanks zEz:D! but the problem is; i have an iPhone 3G -.- stupid T-mobile subscription

  • I’m running vista on my media centre I will check this out today and let you all know how I got on maybe even post a video explaining the procedure in full if it works

  • Nope no good probably dosenet like vista ultimate 🙁
    But then again what dose like vista

  • megatr0n

    just tried this and it works. amazing. hopefully he adds extender support, if I can airplay to my xbox media center.. WRAP.

  • Anonymous

    it’s cool but how to mirror my iphone into windows media center?

    • AirServer Support

      AirServer is now available for PC. AirServer is also the first and only software that can Mirror your iPhone/iPad to your Windows PC.