Press Room: Promote MediaPortal

Welcome to the MediaPortal press room, where you will find the latest press resources for anyone wishing to review or promote MediaPortal.

MediaPortal  is currently installed by over 4,000 users daily.  Even though we have done little to promote MediaPortal, our number of users has grown, simply by word of mouth, since 2004.

Today, more and more people are becoming familiar with, and interested in, HTPCs  and media center software. However, we find many users are increasingly frustrated with the limitations of other media center software. Some look pretty, but have little 'under the hood'; others are easy to set up, but limit what you can do and how you can do it.

MediaPortal is unique. It has power to spare, great looks and is easy on resources. Version 1.0 was released after five years of development, when we were sure the product was stable and included all the advanced features even the most demanding users require. Even so, MediaPortal requires about half the CPU and RAM that some other media center software require.

Press Info & Support

Here you will find all the resources to assist you - logos, graphics, screenshots plus links to existing reviews, our news releases and team blogs about what is in development.

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Sponsors and Partners

MediaPortal actively supports other open source projects.  We are closely affiliated with Sourceforge as well as a number of hardware companies who use MediaPortal to demonstrate their products. 

Market research

MediaPortal is community driven.  We conduct regular surveys of our users to identify trends, hardware configurations and features used.  This data is used to determine the direction of future development.

In future we plan to broaden our research and conduct public surveys of HTPC users.

Our impassioned users regularly provide constant feedback and improvement suggestions in our user forums to ensure our development meets future needs.


To be honest, there is very little comparative data available to assist users in selecting HTPC software.

Our website and FAQ page have been designed to provide users and reviewers the data required to assess and evaluate MediaPortal.

We are always on the lookout for statistical data about HTPCs and media center software, so please contact us if you find any.

About The Project

The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.


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The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

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