How to buy or rent Xbox Video content on your Xbox One console

With the Xbox Video app, you can buy TV shows and buy or rent films on your Xbox One console. You can also access the Video app on Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows Phone. Many videos offer a choice of standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD).

Notes

  • Before you can buy or rent a video, you’ll need to sign in and make sure that you have sufficient funds in your Microsoft account.

  • TV content through Xbox Video may not be available in all regions.

Buy or rent using the Xbox Video app

Sign in with your Microsoft account, and then follow these steps:

  1. From your console’s home screen, scroll right and select Movies & TV.
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  1. Select Xbox Video. (You can also select Xbox Video from your home screen if it’s pinned there.)
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  1. From the Xbox Video home screen, choose a title from the featured recommendations, or click Video Search to browse films.
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  1. When viewing the details of a specific film or TV show, select whether you wish to purchase or rent the film, and whether to show in HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition).
  2. Note The default for film and TV selections is HD. Selecting Switch to SD immediately changes the options to Buy SD or Rent SD, and the tile changes to Switch to HD. If you select the tile again, the options change back to HD.

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  1. After you select HD or SD, select Buy or Rent, and then follow the prompts to complete your transaction, your film or TV programme should be available for you to view.
    Note Renting is not always an option. Many films or TV programmes require you to buy the video to watch it.
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How long will my rental last?

When you rent, the viewing period is 14 days from the time of your order or 48 hours from the time you start to watch, whichever comes first. You’ll be charged immediately. There are no refunds. For more information, see Xbox Live Usage Rules.

How many different devices can I download purchased content to?

You may only download or stream an item of Retained Rights Content from the Services to up to five personal computers. For more information see Xbox Live Usage Rules.

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