Xbox fans gain access to exclusive content during events like E3, gamescom, and X0. Features include live streaming, the latest game videos, building a custom schedule of sessions to attend, and receiving notification of breaking Xbox news.
Today we are excited to announce that the Microsoft Movies & TV app for Xbox and Windows 10 devices now supports Movies Anywhere, which brings your favorite film libraries together in one place.
When you connect your Microsoft account with your Movies Anywhere account, all of your eligible movies from Microsoft can be enjoyed across your favorite screens at no extra cost. This includes Xbox and Windows, iOS and Android, smart TVs, and streaming devices.
In addition, eligible movies you previously purchased from other participating digital retailers will now be viewable through the Movies & TV app on Xbox and Windows 10.
As part of our launch, we have a limited time offer for anyone who connects their Microsoft account to Movies Anywhere for the first time. Once you connect, you will receive X-Men Days of Future Past in your digital collection on us. This offer begins today and only runs for a limited time, so head here to connect your accounts today.
Microsoft Movies & TV allows you to watch the newest movies and TV shows across your favorite devices, before streaming services or disc, and without subscription or membership fees. You can download for offline viewing and take it on the go, or watch the latest episode of a show the day after it airs on TV. There are weekly deals in Sales & Specials to grow your collection, and all of your purchases earn you credits through Microsoft Rewards.
We have been working to bring you the best viewing experience on Xbox and Windows 10 for your favorite movies. Thank you for sharing your feedback and happy movie watching!
For a list of system requirements and available markets, please visit the official website.
Jerome Holman, Senior Program Manager on Mixer Mobile Apps, discusses the new Mixer App, available today.
Just months ago, we announced we were rebuilding the Mixer app for Android and iOS. Since then and with the help of our community, we’ve built the best version of the app to-date, and are excited to announce it’s available for download today on Android and in the coming days on iOS.
Complete with a new code base to enable faster updates than ever before, we’ve redesigned the new app pixel-by-pixel to offer a more consistent Mixer experience across devices. From beta through to launch, we’ve focused on improved discoverability, new personalization options, and Mixer interactivity. You’ll notice this new functionality, designed to immerse you in your streamers’ experiences, wherever you are!
We’ve also added several new features: push notifications, tap-and-hold video previews, and an introductory first-run video to help you get acquainted with what’s new. With a Mixer experience optimized for mobile, stay connected with the streams you love.
Download the current version of iOS and the receive the new update soon!
Push Notifications: New notifications mean you’re always in the loop and connected at all times — especially when you’re on the go. Get notified when your favorite streamers go live. Follow your favorite streams directly from your phone or tablet.
Easier Navigation: Whether you’re looking for something new or something you’ve been watching for a while, new “Trending,” “Following,” and “Profile” tabs get you there quicker. Tap-and-hold on the home page to see a quick video preview. You’ll notice improved discoverability thanks to an enhanced search algorithm. The “Trending” tab now shows the top streams based on viewer count.
Enhanced Stream Page & Player settings: Tailor your viewing experience to fit your needs. Within the app, select your stream video quality, toggle through chat and audio, and easily share the stream you’re watching with friends.
In addition to the new features above, below is a refresher of all the great functionality we’ve improved upon during the beta period:
- Featured streams at the top with auto previews
- Trending Games spotlighted on your home page
- Search history added below the search bar
- A new Following tab, with LIVE and recommended streams
- New indicators to help you easily find streams using Interactive, Co-streaming, and FTL
- An improved Profile page with links to your channel, your level, and your sparks
- Improved filtering for Trending broadcasts
- Improved Chat complete with Viewer list, whispers, and basic mod featuresIn the new Mixer mobile app, you’ll sign-in with your Microsoft account. Learn how to create a Microsoft account here. Also to note, Apple has updated the app rating to 17+, which may impact iOS users.With thorough testing and tons of positive fan feedback, we’ve tweaked and tailored the Mixer mobile app just as you’ve requested. Here’s to the Mixer community for sharing thoughts on what a mobile streaming app means to you! Keep the feedback coming!
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Details about the new Mixer App Beta for Android and iOS from Jerome Holman, Senior Program Manager on Mixer Mobile Apps below:
*Easier to find broadcasts that interest you: We’ve completely redesigned the trending section to focus on finding cool broadcasts. Now you’ll see a familiar carousel at the top of the app that cycles through the featured broadcasts on Mixer. Right below, you’ll see top games and trending streams on Mixer. When you tap into a specific game, like Minecraft, you’ll see a beautiful game hub with all the current broadcasts of that game. We’ve also significantly improved the filtering tool, allowing you to specify game broadcasts with Interactive, Co-Streams, or Faster Than Light (FTL) Technology.
*Improved performance: Everything in the app is now faster and more reliable than ever before. From FTL playback to simply navigating throughout the app, we’ve sweated every detail to make sure your experience is smoother. Reconstructed from the ground up, the app’s new code base provides better stability and has been optimized for mobile functionality. With these improvements, we’re one step closer to a more consistent Mixer experience across all platforms.
*Personalization: The new Mixer app has a completely refreshed user interface. With it, we’ve added a Following section so you can see what’s happening with the broadcasters you care about, as well as recommended streamers to check out. In the Profile section, you can manage your Mixer settings and see your channel’s information (followers, VODs, broadcasts).
*A fresh coat of paint for the features you love: We took our time to ensure that we didn’t lose a feature you love while we rebuilt your Mixer app. Almost all of the top features that are available in the previous Mixer app are now ready for you to test with a refreshed experience in this beta. We couldn’t fit every feature into this initial beta, but we hope to finish the features rapidly with your bug submissions and feedback in the coming weeks. Here is a list of everything you’ll find in the release today and some features that will be coming soon:
- Top level home carousel shared with Mixer.com with always playing previews
- Games now on your home page instead of in a filter tab
- Search with search history
- Following with LIVE streams ordered first
- Recommended streams bubbled up to the top
- Iconography to visually indicate streams with Interactive, Co-streaming and FTL
- An improved Profile page with links to your channel, your level and your sparks
- Improved filtering for Trending broadcasts
- Chat with Viewer list, whispers, and basic mod features
And coming soon:
- Reliable push notifications for Android and iOS
- Further chat parity features with Mixer.com
- Co-streaming playback experience improvements
How to get the new Mixer beta app.
- Android: Visit the Mixer app here to sign up for the “beta”
- iOS: We have a limited number of spots available. Sign up for an invite here!
We’re committed to building an awesome mobile experience for our fans. Have any feedback or suggestions you think we need to hear? Share through the Feedback Site or via @WatchMixer on Twitter – and most of all – keep the comments coming!
Hey Mixer fans! We’d like to officially introduce you to the Mixer Create app—now out of beta and available for iOS and Android. We’ve heard your feedback that you want to stay connected with your community on-the-go, and Mixer Create makes that easier than ever with mobile gameplay streaming, vlogging, chat companion, participation in co-streams and the ability to manage your Mixer settings – all right from your mobile device. All the details below:
You can now broadcast playing your favorite mobile games directly from your phone – no extra software or equipment needed. On Android, this will work with any game. On iOS, it works with a selection of top games (those that have chosen to enable “ReplayKit” functionality).
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With this release, you’ll be able to accept Co-Stream invites from within Mixer Create; but in the coming months, you’ll also be able to initiate Co-Stream invites too. Broadcast the way you want, wherever you want. Multiple streams from multiple devices, all in one location; Co-Streaming as it should be!
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Mixer Create makes it easy to interact with viewers on your channel’s chat. When broadcasting, you’ll have full access to the chat just like you would on PC or Xbox One, as well as chat moderation tools just a fingertip away. Like using your phone for chat but want to stream from another device? No problem. Mixer Create also includes Chat Companion, so you can easily chat from your phone while streaming from PC or Xbox One.Along with the ease of mobile access, we know it’s important to be able to update on-the-go. Mixer Create delivers here – you’ll be able to edit your profile and manage your settings from the app, without having to run to a PC.
Get the app now!
A special thank you, of course, to our community for providing valuable feedback, and to our beta users who helped test our app. We can’t wait to see what you start streaming via Mixer Create! Drop us a line on Twitter @WatchMixer and let us know what you’re streaming with the new Mixer Create!
Paul Jensen, Studio Manager of Microsoft Casual Games, discusses the global launch of Microsoft Solitaire Collection on iOS and Android.
Microsoft Solitaire continues to be one of the most-played games of all time on Windows for more than 25 years. What’s more, the version of Solitaire you know and love on Windows 10 and Windows 8 PC and mobile devices, Microsoft Solitaire Collection, has reached more than 119 million unique players in the last four years alone! And now, those on iPhone, iPad and Android devices can play the popular card game for free.
Microsoft Solitaire Collection offers five of the best Solitaire card games – Klondike, Spider, FreeCell, Pyramid and Tripeaks – all in one app. The game also includes Daily Challenges, where you can play guaranteed solvable challenges every day in all five game modes with multiple levels of difficulty, while earning cool awards.
Plus, with Xbox Live integration, you can sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag or Microsoft account to earn Xbox Live achievements and Gamerscore, compete with friends, and continue playing on any Windows 10, iPhone, iPad, or Android device while on the go since your progress and game data are saved in the cloud. If you’re not an Xbox Live member, signing up for a free membership through the game is easy and totally worth it.
In addition, to celebrate the global launch of Microsoft Solitaire Collection on iOS and Android, players on iPhone, iPad, and Android will receive one free month of Premium Edition ($1.99 value) now through Dec. 31, 2016, which includes no ads, game boosts and double coins for all Daily Challenges.
With over 500 total votes on Xbox Feedback, (Post #1, Post #2) we are adding the ability to view, share, and save Xbox One screenshots in the iOS and Android Xbox One SmartGlass apps, similar to the capabilities already available in the Xbox app on Windows 10. You will find screenshots in the Activity Feed, on profile pages, and in the new Capture hub available from the drawer. This feature will be available soon in the Android Xbox One SmartGlass Beta app (build 2.4.1507 or higher) which is accessible by all users; the beta version for iOS is currently limited to users that are already part of the Xbox One SmartGlass Beta via the Apple store (Build 2.108 or higher).