Microsoft update Movies & TV for Windows 10 adding Xbox remote control features

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The Windows 10 Movies & TV (Film & TV depending on your region) is getting an update adding new remote control capabilities. Version 3.6.2350 is rolling out to Windows Insiders on the fast ring (I haven’t seen it yet) and with the app you will be able to control the Xbox One Movies & TV app from your PC or phone. Also in the update are search results from your content and the Windows Store as well as an improved experience when selecting previously viewed content.

The new Xbox remote will only work with the Xbox One Preview at the moment.

Details from Microsoft:

We just sent an update for the Movies & TV app on PC, Phone, and HoloLens to the Windows Store. Be on the lookout for version 3.6.2350.0 available for the WIP Fast ring.

Here’s what’s included:

You can now control the Movies & TV app on your console (Xbox Preview Only) using the Xbox app on your PC or phone.

We changed the experience when you choose a movie or TV episode that you’ve already partially watched. The app now asks if you want to restart from the beginning or continue from where you stopped last time. This means you don’t have to use the transport controls to get back to the beginning if you’d like to start over again.

When searching for content from the Movies & TV app, you can now see Store search results too. This gives easier access of Store content from the consumption app and is especially important for console users who are only using the Movies & TV app to playback Store content. You might notice that they search results aren’t as high quality as they have been in the past within the Store app…that issue is known and is being addressed.

We added more telemetry to tell us which codecs you’re using so that we can better understand the types of files you have.

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