Microsoft drops Xbox branding from Windows 10 Music, Video apps

Microsoft logoMicrosoft has released preview versions of two universal apps that will ship along with Windows 10, providing access to the user's media. The new Music and Video apps are available to download from the Windows Store beta within the Windows 10 Technical Preview, with Microsoft notably dropping the Xbox branding from the front of both app names.

The new Music Preview app plays songs stored on the computer, the user's OneDrive, and music added to the user's collection within the Xbox Music Pass. Playlists for all owned music can be created and accessed from other Windows devices, including the Xbox consoles, and also the Xbox website.

Microsoft drops Xbox branding from Windows 10 Music, Video apps

Microsoft advises that there are still changes to come, including right-click context menus, the ability to buy music from the Windows Store Beta app, a compact mode, and other tweaks. The software producer also acknowledges there are still issues with galleries, playback controls when hovering in the taskbar, and errors when playing content from the Music Pass.

Video in Windows 10

The Video Preview app is in a similar state to the Music version. The app allows for browsing and playing of music files on the device, as well as those from the Xbox Video service. Windows Store Beta access, offline play, device management, movie reviews and cast details, and other items are said to be on the way, with the error list including the fact that TV shows and movies downloaded in other versions of the app are unplayable in this preview, a lag before content starts playing, and the changing of folders can hang the app.

Microsoft is actively asking for feedback on the two apps from Technical Preview users, and does advise the Windows 8.1 versions of the same apps will run side-by-side with the preview versions, and do not suffer from the same issues.

Source: Electronista

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

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