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The Netflix Media Center add-in is a 10-ft interface for accessing the Netflix Watch Instantly library, as well as your DVD Queue. While many devices have a Watch Instantly app, very few let you manage your queue as well.  The cost for streaming instantly is $7.99/month. The streaming library has a wide variety of movies and TV shows, but very few new releases. Starting in September 2011, the fee for mail-in discs (which have a newer and more complete selection) is an additional 7.99, at the least. Netflix Watch Instantly is currently only available in Canada and the US.


Netflix will automatically install as a tile on your Windows Media Center Start screen, in the Movies section. If you have a new OS installation, and still don't see it, you can force a download by going to Tasks>Settings>General>Automatic Update Options, and manually updating.[1]

On September 15, 2015, Microsoft dropped support for the Netflix Media Center add-in and removed it from users' systems who updated on or after that date. [2]

In 4th Quarter, 2015, a WMC user (Marc Davis) began writing a replacement add-in. Netflix for Windows Media Center

Pros and Cons of Watch Instantly


     Unlimited - Watch all the movies that you want for $8/month
Integrates into windows media center
Video is good quality (depending on connection speed)
Audio is good quality
Conveinence - Instant access to movie library and thousands of movies
No late fees
Free One Month Trial


    Very dependant on your pc's hardware
Very dependant on your internet connection speed.
Poor selection of NEW releases
No closed-captioning

Netflix, Inc. [3]