Microsoft has announced its unified plans for Windows 10 Store which is now rolling out to Windows Insiders using the new operating system. The new unified Store will not only feature an “universal” Windows apps that work across devices like desktops, Laptops and even phones. By offering Music, Movies and TV shows in one place, the new Windows Store for Windows 10 users will be pretty much be an ease. Details regarding the unified Windows 10 Store can be grabbed right after this break.
Speaking about the Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps – are two different libraries and stores which users were allotted with an audio and visual content. Now recalled it as unified in Windows 10 – as the Redmond-based software maker has unveiled a rebranded Music and Video apps in the new OS, replacing it from Xbox Music and Video apps. Preview versions of the new apps were released last month.
Beta version of the unified Store already features Movies & TV section with last month’;s Windows 10 Technical Preview release. While the section was empty though. Now that the unified Store section has been activated for Windows Insiders running the latest Windows 10 build of the preview. Users will be able to browse and search for videos, rent or purchase movies and TV shows, and now be able to play them in the Video Preview app.
Notably, users of the Xbox Video app will be able to see their entire collections in the Windows 10 Video Preview app as well. With updated movies & TV shows, the new Store bet app includes with, users will be able to purchase and access content across their Windows 10-based devices.
Introducing the refreshed Store beta app, Microsoft in its blog post said,
“The experience you will see today is unfinished and we have a lot more work to do. For example – you won’t see movie or TV details like cast and crew and you’ll only be able to stream video content right now. But don’t worry – offline download capability will be coming!”
The new Movies & TV section of the Store beta can be accessed by these regions; US, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Belgium (only movies – no TV content), Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand users.
Finally, the video section is now live, Microsoft also promises the Music page will go the same way in the coming weeks.
Note: You won’t see movie or TV details like cast and crew and you’ll only be able to stream video content right now. But don’t worry – offline download capability will be coming!