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.

Solutions

Xbox Music for Windows 8.1

Install the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1

  • Key updates for this release of version 2.2.886.0 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • It's now easier to tell when albums or songs in the Explore tab aren't available for streaming, or have other restrictions
    • Minor fixes and improvements

  • Key updates for the April 22, 2014, release of version 2.2.849 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • When there's enough room, the shuffle and repeat icons appear directly on the playback bar – no more need to dig in a pesky menu!
    • You can now grab the folder path for songs in collection (select one and choose Properties) so you can find them quickly in File Explorer
    • It's easier to tell what's playable when you're offline and what isn't – particularly on an artist page!
    • With a child account it's more clear when content is explicit and can't be played

  • Key updates for the March 25, 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 February 25, 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 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 February 10, 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 December 12, 2013, release of version 2.2.338 of the Xbox Music app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

Xbox Video for Windows 8.1

Install the Xbox Video app for Windows 8.1

  • Key updates for this release of version 2.2.886.0 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

  • Key updates for the April 22, 2014, release of version 2.2.849 of the Xbox Video app include the following:
    • Minor fixes and improvements.

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

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

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

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

Was this article helpful?

Yes
No

Thank you for your feedback

Thanks for your feedback!

We're sorry this article didn't solve your problem. We won't give up and neither should you. Try this community option, below.
Get help from the community
Ambassador chat image
Ambassador chat
Chat one on one with a fellow Xbox User who wants to help.

Provide feedback for this topic

255 characters remain.
To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback.
Get help from the community
Ambassador chat image
Ambassador chat
Chat one on one with a fellow Xbox User who wants to help.

Contact Us

Would you like to contact Support regarding the "Xbox on Windows release details" issue you were reading about or a different issue?