If you're a Windows Media Center fan and have been drooling over the treats Ceton showed off at CES like its mobile companion apps (whether on WP7 or other platforms like iPhone and Android) and Echo extender we've got good news and better news. The good news is that the apps have been rebranded simply as Ceton Companion Apps and they will be available for all Windows Media Center 7 users when they launch, spreading their guides, file browsing and remote DVR management options throughout the land. The better news is that you'll be able to get your hands on the apps and / or Echo extender relatively soon, since there are beta tests coming soon for both. While the app beta is planned to start May 25th on all of the previously listed platforms, the Echo extender will be a paid beta where users can keep the hardware once its over. More details on the latter should be available soon, for now interested users should hit the link below to get on the list or check out an... interesting promo video embedded after the break.
Ceton announces multi-room DVR and Echo extender hands-on
Ceton Companion Apps Features:
iPhone (iOS 4.1+)
Windows Phone 7 (Mango)
Works on any Windows 7 HTPC
Browse all of your media center libraries
Start playback of content on multiple devices
Manage and Schedule Recordings
Rich meta data for Movies and Television
Browse Premieres of upcoming television shows
Universally search movies, TV, guide, and more.
A whole lot more!