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Xbox Video, Xbox Music Preview land on Windows Phone

Xbox's media-streaming apps bring video, TV shows, and music to Windows Phone. Both are available for download today.

By 19 December 2013


Microsoft winds up Xbox Video on Windows Phone 7 and Zune

Microsoft has let its Zune and Windows Phone 7 users know that any content that they've bought on their devices won't be accessible after February next year. Users will have to upgrade to a Windows Phone 8 handset to stay current.

By 12 November 2013


Xbox Video support for Windows Phone 7 to end in February

Microsoft says Xbox Video content owned by users won't be playable on Windows Phone 7 devices but will work fine on Windows Phone 8.

By 12 November 2013


Xbox One evolution: We trace the history of the Xbox (video)

In this video we examine the history of the Xbox, starting with its origins in the late '90s and ending with a forward look to the just-revealed console. Plus, a lesson that Microsoft should learn from its own success...

By 25 May 2013


Xbox Video headed to Windows Phone, Microsoft hints

Xbox Live bigwig outlines new services hitting Microsoft's gaming box in a letter that includes section dubbed "Xbox on Windows 8 and Windows Phone."

By 7 June 2012


Xbox Video heading to Windows Phone, Microsoft hints

Microsoft looks set to flood phones with Xbox video, making it possible to buy or rent movies and TV on your Windows Phone.

By 6 June 2012


Samsung, Facebook's Oculus plan November launch for Gear VR headset, at $99

One of the world's first virtual reality headsets for consumers is coming to the market in time for the holiday shopping season. Oculus says it's prepared.

By 25 September 2015


Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality online video

The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.

By 2 September 2015


Microsoft's Xbox Music renamed Groove in upcoming Windows 10

Windows Insiders will be able to test Groove once Microsoft releases the next Windows 10 preview build for PCs.

By 7 July 2015


Armed with HoloLens, Microsoft partners up for virtual reality

The software titan won't be taking sides in the looming VR wars as it partners with major players Oculus and Valve while pushing its own HoloLens augmented reality system.

By 16 June 2015