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  1. Mohammed Bugedwala's Avatar
    The Xbox Video app hit a rating of just 1.7 stars after the latest update. Is MS even concerned about its applications?! The app barely gets attention from the developers with just repeated bug fixes and we are waiting an eternity to have features added to the application. But even the recent bug fixes messed everything up. First Skype, then Music, and now Video! All are a failure in their own operating ecosystem. Will Microsoft ever do anything about it?!
    10-24-2014 07:45 AM
  2. dKp1977's Avatar
    May I asked what's actually wrong with it? I only use it to watch movies I purchased in the Xbox Video Store, and it's working great for that. For everything else I'm using Moliplayer Pro, as it supports far more formats.
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    10-24-2014 02:19 PM
  3. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    Personally I think Xbox Video would get more attention if it was more like Netflix and we could pay a monthly or yearly subscription for unlimited access to Tv shows and discounted movie rentals.
    10-24-2014 02:46 PM
  4. Dreaming Silver's Avatar
    Personally I think Xbox Video would get more attention if it was more like Netflix and we could pay a monthly or yearly subscription for unlimited access to Tv shows and discounted movie rentals.
    This is what they did with xbox music though and that's still terrible.

    I'd agree it's disappointing MS can't take more care with their homegrown apps. Given the lack of high quality alternatives in the store even for basic functions like music and video, MS need to put some effort in.
    10-24-2014 03:45 PM
  5. AGVideos's Avatar
    I do not understand all this very
    10-24-2014 04:17 PM
  6. AGVideos's Avatar
    Yes :
    what they did with xbox music though and that's still terrible
    10-24-2014 04:19 PM
  7. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    This is what they did with xbox music though and that's still terrible.





    I'd agree it's disappointing MS can't take more care with their homegrown apps. Given the lack of high quality alternatives in the store even for basic functions like music and video, MS need to put some effort in.


    I like Xbox music but its definitely in need of an update however I still use it and it pretty much covers my music requirements of being able to download any album/song for free and store it in a playlist, and the radio by artists feature is great.

    Anyways back on topic... Xbox video, Microsoft really needs to take that next step with the video app and allow unlimited access to all it content or like I said above unlimited tv shows and discounted movie rentals or even better a free movie on weekends :)



    Iv tried Netflix's, Hulu and Quickflix but neither of them do it for me as they don't seem to have the latest and greatest where as Xbox Videos does. For example Walking Dead season 5 and American Horror Season 4 both of which have just been released on TV and can't be found on Netflix's, Hulu or Quickflix (correct me if I'm wrong) where as Xbox Video does but I'm not willing to pay 40 odd $ per season to watch them when there available on tv for free.
    10-24-2014 05:05 PM
  8. Mohammed Bugedwala's Avatar
    Hey there dKp1977! Here in India we don't get any such services like videos and movies, that is limited to the US region. The Video and the Music app are very basic here, and often crash after the recent update. I'm a huge MS fan and I tend to stick to MS apps rather than 3rd party apps but its these issues that disappoint me and lot of us here. There are times when the videos won't play further, showing an error and the interface of both the apps are far behind those of Moliplayer and MixRadio! There are times I feel that the aesthetic design of the apps do not reflect or complement that of the Modern UI, like how the mentioned 3rd party apps do!
    Last edited by Mohammed Bugedwala; 10-25-2014 at 03:18 AM.
    10-24-2014 10:09 PM
  9. Mohammed Bugedwala's Avatar
    this is what they did with xbox music though and that's still terrible.

    I'd agree it's disappointing ms can't take more care with their homegrown apps. Given the lack of high quality alternatives in the store even for basic functions like music and video, ms need to put some effort in.
    totally!!
    10-24-2014 10:10 PM
  10. dKp1977's Avatar
    I like Xbox music but its definitely in need of an update however I still use it and it pretty much covers my music requirements of being able to download any album/song for free and store it in a playlist, and the radio by artists feature is great.

    Anyways back on topic... Xbox video, Microsoft really needs to take that next step with the video app and allow unlimited access to all it content or like I said above unlimited tv shows and discounted movie rentals or even better a free movie on weekends :)



    Iv tried Netflix's, Hulu and Quickflix but neither of them do it for me as they don't seem to have the latest and greatest where as Xbox Videos does. For example Walking Dead season 5 and American Horror Season 4 both of which have just been released on TV and can't be found on Netflix's, Hulu or Quickflix (correct me if I'm wrong) where as Xbox Video does but I'm not willing to pay 40 odd $ per season to watch them when there available on tv for free.
    The reason for that is simple. TV channels pay a lot of money to exclusively broadcast these shows. They earn money through commercials. Netflix, Hulu and the likes use a subscription model, which doesn't allow them to throw large quantities of money out the window just to broadcast shows when they're new. The same goes for movies. Microsoft on the other hand paid much money to have these shows available at the get go, which is why you have to pay these 40 bucks in order to be able to watch them.
    I agree though that Microsoft should consider offering a subscription model like Netflix and its competitors.

    My main question remains though, what's wrong with the app?
    10-24-2014 10:57 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The reason for that is simple. TV channels pay a lot of money to exclusively broadcast these shows. They earn money through commercials. Netflix, Hulu and the likes use a subscription model, which doesn't allow them to throw large quantities of money out the window just to broadcast shows when they're new. The same goes for movies. Microsoft on the other hand paid much money to have these shows available at the get go, which is why you have to pay these 40 bucks in order to be able to watch them.
    I agree though that Microsoft should consider offering a subscription model like Netflix and its competitors.

    My main question remains though, what's wrong with the app?
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    10-25-2014 12:30 AM
  12. Mohammed Bugedwala's Avatar
    The reason for that is simple. TV channels pay a lot of money to exclusively broadcast these shows. They earn money through commercials. Netflix, Hulu and the likes use a subscription model, which doesn't allow them to throw large quantities of money out the window just to broadcast shows when they're new. The same goes for movies. Microsoft on the other hand paid much money to have these shows available at the get go, which is why you have to pay these 40 bucks in order to be able to watch them.
    I agree though that Microsoft should consider offering a subscription model like Netflix and its competitors.

    My main question remains though, what's wrong with the app?
    Hey there dKp1977! Here in India we don't get any such services like videos and movies, that is limited to the US region. The Video and the Music app are very basic here, and often crash after the recent update. I'm a huge MS fan and I tend to stick to MS apps rather than 3rd party apps but its these issues that disappoint me and lot of us here. There are times when the videos won't play further, showing an error and the interface of both the apps are far behind those of Moliplayer and MixRadio! Also, the aesthetic design of the apps, I feel, do not reflect or complement that of the Modern UI, like how the mentioned 3rd party apps do!
    Last edited by Mohammed Bugedwala; 10-25-2014 at 09:38 PM.
    10-25-2014 03:20 AM

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