Movies & TV update for Insiders brings added Xbox integration, improved search and more
A fresh update is now rolling out to the Movies & TV app on the Windows Store for Fast ring Windows Insiders, bringing along added integration for those with an Xbox One and more. Specifically, Windows Insiders with the update will be able to control the Movies & TV app on their Xbox if they're also a part of the Xbox Preview Program.
Update: We're now seeing this update push out on our Fast Ring phones, be sure to check your own!
Here's the full skinny on what's new:
- You can now control the Movies & TV app on your console (Xbox Preview Only) using the Xbox app on your PC or phone.
- We changed the experience when you choose a movie or TV episode that you've already partially watched. The app now asks if you want to restart from the beginning or continue from where you stopped last time. This means you don't have to use the transport controls to get back to the beginning if you'd like to start over again.
- When searching for content from the Movies & TV app, you can now see Store search results too. This gives easier access of Store content from the consumption app and is especially important for console users who are only using the Movies & TV app to playback Store content. You might notice that they search results aren't as high quality as they have been in the past within the Store app…that issue is known and is being addressed.
- We added more telemetry to tell us which codecs you're using so that we can better understand the types of files you have.
To reiterate, this update is only for those on the Fast ring of the Windows Insider program, and you must also be a part of the Xbox Preview program to try out the Movies and TV integration. However, if you're interested, you should now be able to download Movies & TV version 3.6.2350.0 from the Windows Store now.
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