Xbox Video coming to Windows Phone 8 “as early as this holiday”


In a note to Zune users in which Microsoft informed them that the Zune Marketplace will be closing down on the 22nd November, Microsoft also revealed that Xbox Video is coming to Windows Phone soon.

Readers will know if you go to the store on the Xbox Music and Video hub you are able to purchase music but not video, an obvious hole in the platform.

Now Microsoft says:

For video, you can now rent and buy the latest blockbuster movies and TV shows using your local currency on Xbox Video. Xbox Video is available now on your Xbox 360, or Windows 8.1 and RT PCs and tablets. It will also be available on the web at and your Xbox One starting November 22, and on Windows Phone 8 as early as this holiday. And, the video content you’ve purchased through Zune Marketplace will be available to you on all of these Xbox Video stores.

Hopefully Microsoft will not encumber the experience with bizarre restrictions, including geography, and offer a flexible experience.

Are our readers looking forward to buying and renting movies directly from their phones? Let us know below.


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