Niveus Offers Free Version of Companion Media Center Software

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the March 6th, 2008

Niveus is now giving away a free version of its Media Center Companion, which allows users to access certain Media Center functions from third-party devices such as Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs).The version, called Companion Basic, works with any Media Center PC. Previously, Niveus made the software available only for use with its own media servers.Companion Basic has limited functionality compared to the full-blown version. The lightweight Companion only supports three tabs: My Music, My Pictures, and My Remote. The full version, on the other hand, enables access to virtually all Media Center functions, and allows users to control remote TVs connected to Media Center Extenders.Companion Basic does not support Extenders.

Late last year, Niveus revamped its Companion software, adding support for DVD changers and Extenders, among other new features.

Companion Basic can be downloaded free of charge by registered users at

Niveus is accepting user’s input on the software and new features, so go register at the forums, download the software, try it out and join the conversation with developers. 

Source: CE Pro
More Info: Niveus Media Center Companion

UPDATE (9/26): updated links to new Niveus sites.

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