Xbox Video on Windows Phone

Right since the launch of Windows Phone the music and video apps have been built into the OS and they have their own dedicated hub so it’s surprising to see Microsoft launch two new media apps for the platform. Xbox Music and Xbox Video are new apps for Windows Phone 8 that bring the Xbox Music and Video store content to the phone. Xbox Video enables you to browse, rent or buy movies and TV shows on the phone and then watch them on your phone, a Windows device, Xbox or via Xbox Music enables streaming and downloading of music to the phone if you have an Xbox Music Pass subscription. Playlists sync with other Windows devices and you can download tracks for offline playback.

I guess Microsoft have split out the functionally to separate apps so they can push out updates faster and not have to wait for platform OS updates and the slow phone operator update process.

You can find the Xbox Music app here in the Windows Store and the Xbox Video app here.

Xbox Video:

Xbox Video brings the latest films and TV shows to your Windows Phone 8 and makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are. Rent and buy new blockbuster films and favourite classics, or catch up on last night’s episodes of the hottest TV shows, and watch them on your Windows Phone 8, PC, tablet, Xbox One, Xbox 360 or at

– Get the latest TV shows the day after they air

– Ratings and reviews

– Rent and buy the latest blockbuster films

– Resume watching from where you left off

– Stream or Download films and TV

– Trailers

Xbox Music:

Want the latest and greatest Xbox Music features on your phone? With the Xbox Music app and your Xbox Music Pass you can explore, stream and download millions of songs on your device. It’s the best way to get all the music you love on your Windows Phone.

– See artist details with pictures, bios, album lists, and related artists

– Manage your personal music collection, shared across all of your devices

– Explore top songs, featured artists, and recommended albums to easily discover new music

– Download songs for offline playback

– Create and manage playlists that automatically sync across your pc, tablet, Xbox, and the web

– Radio instantly creates playlists based on your favorite artists

– Stream ad-free music from a catalog of tens of millions of songs

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