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Xbox Video updated for Windows Phone with bug fixes

Xbox Video

It's been two weeks since Xbox Video (and Xbox Music) we're updated for Windows Phone. We're not seeing an update for Music, but head to the Windows Phone Store and you'll find one for Video. Read on to get the changelog!

You'll see version for Windows Phone 8.1 and version for Windows phone 8. Here's what's new with this update to Xbox Video:

  • In some cases rental expiration notifications showed an incorrect countdown.
  • Some customers saw the error "This content is currently unavailable for streaming. Please download to your device to view." when playing back owned movies or TV episodes.

Another small update that doesn't add any major features, but we'll take it. What features do you want to see added to Xbox Video?

Thanks for the tip everyone!

Source: Xbox Video UserVoice

QR: Xbox Video



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Now Xbox Music please..

carlosrdd says:

For the love of everything good put back the FF/RW buttons!

riteshpande says:

Xbox music update available


Not available for me

kenzibit says:

How come they never update the Xbox games hub? Has it been abandoned?

AnubhavSingh says:

Lol in the first line of article : We're updated :P

I added some videos before and I wanted to delete them but I was unable, I hope this update will fix this issue

SeraphX2 says:

Yeah. It's dumb that you can download videos but can't delete them from the video app. Granted, you can delete them from the file explorer app that Microsoft put out.

Thanks Seraphx2, but the problem is that the thumbnails of my videos are still there, and they don't want to be deleted.

SeraphX2 says:

Weird because mine are all gone. No thumbnails in the app.

azcruz says:

You can delete drom Xbox Video.

RaRa85 says:

Besides these little bugs Xbox Video is pretty complete for me.

Rehan Saleem says:

Video plays after ages when selecting one. Shows loading on the top for like...Oh God. This thing tests my patience. And this update is just for all the Xbox services it has? Fu*k them! You so slow sonny?

AriesDog says:

I would love if videos purchased on Xbox Video were linked to the Ultra Violet format.

Problem with UV is its only been widely deployed in US for sales.

Mestiphal says:

some will argue that's the same problem with Xbox Video

QuentinJ says:

there's an update for xbox music as well!

QuentinJ says:

i just had one when updating xbox video and it says in the description that it's an update from today as well

Jeannuel says:

Indeed there is one too for Music

ljp882 says:

I am just updating Xbox music app.

Thanks, it just appeared here, downloading now


not available for me here in Saudi Arabia, US region

sd173 says:

"bug fixes"... I'm just going to wait and see what everyone else essays about the update this time.

edwmcc says:

Just got an update for Xbox Music also

Can't sign in anymore :\

blackhawk556 says:

A little off topic but, why is it that apps run slower on Windows phone compared to iOS and Android? Even Xbox music runs slow and it's made my Microsoft. Is the NT core really not that great compared to those other two cores? I don't understand why we have to see the loading does when ever I load apps. What do you guys think?


Yeah really that sucks, especially with the Xbox music I have to wait more than five seconds to play any song

IceDree says:

Just started using it a couple of days ago, how come that the video app have a live tile & the music app doesn't ?

Rippen Jam says:


dlalonde says:

Moved to the Xbox Music news

Is that only me, or the Xbox music seems really faster? No jokes. Although Xbox video is slow as hell...

Theres an update for magnify news reader its now out of public beta & costs money for users who didnt download it before beta finished which means the feed limit has been removed for those users


Unfortunately it's useless here in Saudi Arabia, it's even don't show search results.
Microsoft only cares about US!!


mango.lover says:

So was the Calendar app, just now

samXsam says:

Why does Microsoft never add ".srt" support for Subtitles...

Dinky89484 says:

Not sure how much more can be improved with the Video app besides "bug fixes".

Saiflowrider says:

Y we cant have access to tv & movie store in Xbox video in UAE... Is wp is only made for states?

Saiflowrider says:

If Microsoft only care about states then bye bye go to hell

It has to do with copyright violations with. Nothing Microsoft can do with them. Movie and tv networks decide were debuting can be sold and rented.

danielgray says:

Would like option to pay for more codecs

Saiflowrider says:

I am loyal customer of Nokia but now its wp so go learn some html lol

I still can't play my local 1080p mp4 videos.

nasellok says:

Why can't I play .avi files in this app? What app can I use?

sourav007 says:

Use moliplayer.

SwimSwim says:

My phone still doesn't even recognize the Video app exists... 2GB going to waste.

MatchAttax08 says:

Please add HD support

phasar says:

WP8 is still a mess. Videos are stored all over the place. You would think this OS was just developed last week.

kkjmit says:

Xbox video is waste for me here in India. We want a good offline video player for my wp like VLC for PC. Xbox video doesn't play a lot of formats, it doesn't remember sorting option as a-z for my sd card videos, I don't like the UI of the player for offline use. I think I should leave hope for Xbox video & buy moliplayer pro.

yuvii007 says:

No MkV support, no subtitle support.....what kind of video app is it....totally waste windows phone

superwaleed says:

Hi guys
I hope one here can confirm this, my phone is Lumia 1520 (Rm-937_apac_hong_Kong) even with the latest Xbox video app update ( still showing nothing!
I mean I can see the collections, Tv store, movie store...etc. But they are empty. Nothing there!
Even while I'm trying to browse movies online or so nothing there.
Any suggestions?

palmujukka says:

There's a spelling mistake in the article's first sentence: it should read were and not we're.

rQvsnaps says:

Still snap spot crackling sounds when fast forwarding in video.
Anyone with Cyan who can tell me if its fixed by firmware?

I'd like to see mkv,avi,dvix support in the next update. It's only so annoying to always convert the files to mp4 to play them on my phone

Lumio says:

Still anyone hear the CLICK sound, when playing videos?

Psycorp says:

Whe are they going to fix this???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Nearly 3 months and counting since I reported it to MS and it was replicated/acknowledged as an issue.

shaiiipatel says:

Please make it capable of playing .mkv and other unsupported formats

The graphics and display speed have increased dramatically. L1520

Khepeli says:

Video Playlist for music videos.

I still can't access or play my collection after the update. It keeps telling me it doesn't have the license to play the video. It is still very much broken.

JJohnson1701 says:

It's still a horrible app.  When will they put Music, Video, Podcasts, and Radio back into one single solitary Zune Hub?  That's all we want.  That and Now Playing to be a separate screen like before.