Microsoft Acquires WebGuide – Now Free

webguide tablet pc umpc mobile media Place-shifting media is becoming quite popular these days with Orb, SlingMedia, and WebGuide. Well, Microsoft just acquired the rights to WebGuide and is integrating it into Windows Vista Media Center, making it available for free.

WebGuide lets Media Center owners watch live TV using a mobile device like a Tablet PC, UMPC, or Windows Mobile Phone over an internet connect, in addition to scheduling recordings, watch previously recorded content, and more – all from Media Center. With it now being an integrated solution within Media Center, it’ll be interesting to see what Microsoft does / doesn’t do with it.


Look for an InkShow from Eddie on WebGuide, and an InkShow from Matt on SlingBox – these are definitely fun times for mobile users.

Via Engadget