Xboxvideo.com is a new website launched by Microsoft, for letting people using Microsoft’s software programs and OS, access almost 300,000 entertainment content files primarily consisting of television serials and movies. This is one of the largest such collection of such media content. The website is carving a niche for itself from the market of other video streaming businesses such as i-Tunes, Amazon Instant, and M-Go.
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Microsoft has already incorporated such television as well as movie content streaming feature in its Xbox gaming consoles. People owning Xbox One can watch movies using Xbox Live. The same application is now refined so that it can be operated from PCs and laptop gadgets. Those who have already purchased access to Xbox Live from Xbox One can access this content on other gadgets without having to spend further monies.
As of now, Microsoft is only offering SD content, but it has plans to expand its repertoire to include HD content.
Pages describing the plot in the television shows or movie include details such as crew and cast links. In addition, these pages include ratings and reviews from Rotten Tomatoes apart from the score from MetaCritic.
The website allows people to hire as well as buy content. It is possible to hire or buy content of any television show for the whole season. Hire charges for movies on the site vary between $5 and $10. Buying any single episode content can cost approximately $2 or $3. However, content of the entire season can be bought for as little as $10. There are a few television programs that are more expensive. These may cost about $45 for the entire season’s content. People can download movies content at the rate of $10 or more. Some of the movies command a price of $22, as well.
As of now though, this new Microsoft site is accessible only in 21 countries including the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Belgium, Brazil, Austria, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and Switzerland.