Microsoft updates Movies & TV with new dark mode option

Microsoft is pushing out some updates to a few of its core apps on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 this evening, bringing changes both big and small. On the docket are fresh versions of Outlook Mail and Calendar, Messaging + Skype, and Movies & TV.

First up is a big addition to Movies & TV on both mobile and desktop, heralding the arrival of dark mode. Here's the breakdown of what's new in Movies & TV version 3.6.1536:

  • Now you can choose to use the new "dark" mode in the app, or stick with the current "light" mode, in settings.
  • We've added additional keyboard shortcuts to make your playback experience even better.

It's important to note that, in order for the changes to take effect, it looks like you need to restart Movies & TV after applying the theme change in the settings menu.

Moving onto Messaging + Skype, the update oddly doesn't bring a new version number, with the previous 1.11.13005 still sticking around. However, the app looks to have picked up a couple of new menu settings: Add Friends on Skype, and Skype Settings. Both settings options essentially act as a deep link to the Skype Video app.

On the other end of the spectrum, the update to Outlook Mail and Calendar doesn't appear to contain much worth noting, though the last update did finally bring linked inboxes. For version numbers you're looking at a bump from 6413 to 6417. And finally, there's also a new version of Alarms and Clock rolling out, but there's nothing worth noting there, either.

If you happen to spot anything noteworthy that we missed, be sure to shout out in the comments below!

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