Microsoft to bring 4K support for Movies & TV app on Windows 10, Xbox One

jayar.decenella@gmail.com' By: Jay Decenella
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Windows 10 and Xbox One users will soon be able to buy and play 4K Ultra HD videos from the Windows Store thanks to an upcoming update for Microsoft’s Movies & TV app. As usual, Windows Insiders running the latest version of the Movies & TV app can now view 4K content.

There are other new features as well along with the new 4K support. Microsoft also unveiled the video cloud collection, enabling users to streamline the viewing experience between Windows 10 and Xbox One devices. Although this feature is possible with the restore purchases button before, the new update will make the process a bit easier.

Keep in mind, however, that not all videos currently support 4K viewing. Still, the Movies & TV app update will prompt consumers when an Ultra HD version of a video is available in its catalog. It’s also possible now to buy and rent 4K videos inside the app itself as part of the update.

Xbox One users will also be able to view from the homepage the percentage of a movie they have watched instead of making several clicks to do so.

The update will arrive on Windows 10 and Xbox One devices in general over the coming weeks. Although Microsoft’s Store previously supported HD and Full HD content, the latest update marks the first time that the online shop and the Movies & TV app offer 4K videos.

However, some users worry about the hefty cost that might come with replacing a massive library of videos with 4K content. It’s unclear whether Microsoft plans to offer some sort of deal to address this concern.

While we wait for the full release of the latest Movies & TV app, let us know in the comment section how you feel about the upcoming update. What else do you want to see in future updates to the app?

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