First look at the new Music and Video app (preview) on Windows 10


Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 10049 yesterday, which includes Projects Spartan and some other small improvements. However, as usual, Microsoft hasn’t talked about all the new additions on Windows 10 Build 10049. Alongside Spartan, the build also brings two new apps; Music Preview and Video Preview. Both of these apps don’t come installed, and to install it, head over to Store (Beta), search for Music Preview or Video Preview to install it.

Music Preview

The Music Preview app has a much simpler UI than the current one and it also drops the “Xbox” branding which is quite interesting. As you may expect, the app allows you to browse and play music, make playlists and comes with all the basic features that a music player might have. The app also comes with Xbox Music Pass integration, so if you’ve Xbox Music Pass, you can browse the full catalog and stream or download music for offline use and discover new music with artist radio stations on the app.


Microsoft has also revealed that the company is working on some other features for Music Preview, including the ability to browse and buy music in the Windows Store Beta. Alongside this, the app will soon get a Dark theme, as well as some Settings improved.

Video Preview

Alongside Music Preview, there’s also a new app for Video. Just like Music Preview, the Video Preview app has a new user interface. As you may expect, it allows you to browse and play videos on your device and comes with support for MKV. The app also allows you to browse and play the videos and TV Shows that you purchased on your Xbox.

Just like Music Preview, the Video Preview app will also allow you to buy videos and TV Shows in the Windows Store Beta. One of the other features that Microsoft is working on is the ability to download videos to play when you’re offline. Microsoft has also stated that better movie reviews and cast information will be added soon.

Here’s how both of the apps look like:

If you’re running Windows 10, you can download the Music Preview by clicking here and download Video Preview by clicking here. What do you think of Music Preview and Video Preview? Discuss in the comment section below!