Xbox on Windows release details

New apps for Xbox Music and Xbox Video ship regularly from the Windows store.

See below for information about recent updates to the Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps.

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Xbox Music for Windows 8.1

Install the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1

  • Key updates for the 25 March 2014, release of version 2.2.800.0 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • Songs and albums that aren't on your PC now appear disabled when you're offline, so it's easier to tell what you can play
    • Minor fixes and improvements

  • Key updates for the 25 February 2014, release of version 2.2.704 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • Large page headers now hide as you scroll, leaving more room for the content that you care about.
    • Drag and drop songs or albums to create and re-order playlists, build your now playing queue and beef up your collection.

  • Key updates for the 10 February 2014, release of version 2.2.550 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • See what's up next and what you just heard on the improved Now Playing screen.
    • See at a glance when a given album or song from Xbox Music is explicit.
    • Discover the most popular artists on Xbox Music on the Explore tab.

  • Key updates for the 12 December 2013, release of version 2.2.338 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

  • Key updates for the 19 November 2013 release of version 2.2.299 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • It’s now simpler to buy the albums and songs you want to keep forever. You can redeem Microsoft gift cards, too.
    • Discover great music—choose Explore to find the top songs for any genre.
    • Play the most popular songs from your favourite artists on their details pages.
    • Double-click to play any song in your collection or in the store.
    • Shuffle all the music in your collection with a single tap.

  • Key updates for the 6 November 2013 release of version 2.2.214 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • Improved user experiences for buying albums and songs, and for redeeming Microsoft gift cards.
    • New user experience for finding music in your personal collection, listening to radio and exploring the Xbox Music catalogue.
    • Improved Search experience makes it easier to find what you're looking for—just start typing.
    • Pause and play with a single tap from the new, always-visible playback controls.
    • Snap the app and have fun multitasking while you listen.
    • Quick access to your playlists via the “Now playing” list in the left-hand menu.
    • Use the Share Charm in Windows 8.1 to share any webpage to Xbox Music—the app will find music on it and make you a playlist.
    • In-app management of your Windows music library.
    • Performance improvements make it faster to start the app and get to your collection.

Xbox Video for Windows 8.1

Install the Xbox Video app for Windows 8.1

  • Key updates for the 25 March 2014, release of version 2.2.800.0 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Download Quality: HD Purchases (TV and Films) will now allow you to select HD or SD quality when downloading
    • Featured Sets: curated lists of Films and TV that make it easier to find great content
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

  • Key updates for the 25 February 2014, release of version 2.2.704 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

  • Key updates for the 10 February 2014, release of version 2.2.550 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

  • Key updates for the 12 December 2013, release of version 2.2.338 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

  • Key updates for the 19 November 2013 release of version 2.2.299 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.
    • Now it’s simpler to buy the films and TV programmes you want. You can redeem Microsoft gift cards, too.

  • Key updates for the 6 November 2013 release of version 2.2.214 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Improved layout for TV show extra episodes.
    • Improvements for portrait mode and high-resolution screen.
    • Additional minor fixes.

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