Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV-WebTV

I remember the days of WebTV fondly. πŸ˜€ I used to have a Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus and I use it as a real computer for many years. In a way it was my first Laptop because I used to take it around to friends houses, hotels, etc… 😎

After the Micro$oft acquisition of WebTV the name was changed to MSN TV, and Micro$oft did what they always do. πŸ™„ Squeeze all the goods till there’s nothing left of the original company. Then close down what’s remaining and isn’t profitable. 😑

Although, I am surprise that it lasted this long. 😯

For me WebTV will always be my LBB (little black box). πŸ™‚

The look of the WebTV interface in the mid 1990s

 

Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus

Philips Magnavox WebTV Plus Keyboard

 

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4 thoughts on “Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV-WebTV

  1. I always viewed WebTV as rather an odd way to do things, but I had friends who were quite good with it. They got amazing things done with that device.

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  2. Originally posted by JoshuaPhelps:

    It lasted THAT long?! I remember my ex-step dad using it when I was a mere kid.

    Yes indeed! I cancelled my service around 2008, but I stopped really using it around 2006.I think since the name change to MSN TV people started living in masses. I guess Microsoft waited for an X-number of users remaining to cancel.

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  3. Originally posted by slackwrdave:

    I always viewed WebTV as rather an odd way to do things, but I had friends who were quite good with it. They got amazing things done with that device.

    There were some cool unique things and tricks you could do with WebTV. :wizard: Back then WebTV was an inexpensive way to get on the internet because computer were really expensive and complicated to use for some.

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