Windows Insiders treated to updated Movies & TV app with Xbox controls and tighter Store integration

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Updates to the now decoupled core Windows apps have been rolling out abundantly over the past few months, many of which appear to be performance tweaks and bug squashes. However, as the Windows team prepares for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update release, some of the core apps are receiving functionality-boosting releases as well.

Take the Movies & TV for Windows 10; the app was updated for Fast Ring Insider participants with added Xbox One controls and tighter Windows Store integration.

The changelog for version update 3.6.2350.0 is as follows:

  • 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 Store playback 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.

While the update is only rolling out for Insider devices right now, presumably the Windows team is working on getting this new functionality out to all Windows 10 users within the next month.

Fast Ring Insiders are encouraged to head over to the Windows Store or follow the link below to test out the new update.

Movies & TV
Movies & TV