Music & Videos http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12354/more en Microsoft is Discontinuing Free Xbox Music Streaming http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-discontinuing-free-xbox-music-streaming <div class="field-deck"> Houston, we have a problem </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft quietly revealed via an Xbox support page that it will soon eliminate one of the key perks of Xbox Music: The ability to freely stream (ad-supported) music from the Windows and web versions of the Xbox Music client. This change will make Xbox Music less of a no brainer for Windows users, and while I agree that an Xbox Music Pass subscription solves the problem nicely, not everyone wants to pay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-discontinuing-free-xbox-music-streaming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-discontinuing-free-xbox-music-streaming#comments Xbox Music Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:52:00 +0000 45391 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Launches Music Deals App for Windows, Windows Phone http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-launches-music-deals-app-windows-windows-phone <div class="field-deck"> Looking for inexpensive music? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Every time I start to think that Microsoft has forgotten Xbox Music, it does something like this: The firm announced a new mobile app today for Windows PCs, tablets and phones that alerts you to incredibly low-priced albums, including some that are as low as $1 or $2. If you find one you like, you can buy it—wait for it—from Xbox Music.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-launches-music-deals-app-windows-windows-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-launches-music-deals-app-windows-windows-phone#comments Xbox Music Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:33:00 +0000 45291 at http://winsupersite.com Spotify Family Highlights a Lingering Issue with Xbox Music http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/spotify-family-highlights-lingering-issue-xbox-music <div class="field-deck"> Subscription services should offer group discounts </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is an understanding with digital subscription services, whether they're for books, music, TV shows and movies, or whatever, that you'll be sharing that subscription with your family. And these services can either embrace that reality, as so many are doing, or they can pretend it's not happening and put up some artificial roadblocks. Today, Spotify, the world's leading music subscription, announced a family-oriented versions of the service. And it's an idea that Microsoft should quickly appropriate and improve on for Xbox Music.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/spotify-family-highlights-lingering-issue-xbox-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/spotify-family-highlights-lingering-issue-xbox-music#comments Spotify Xbox Music Music & Videos Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:17:00 +0000 45181 at http://winsupersite.com Roku Adds Miracast Screen Mirroring to Recent Devices http://winsupersite.com/mobile/roku-adds-miracast-screen-mirroring-recent-devices <div class="field-deck"> No need for a separate Miracast dongle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Roku has announced a software update for its media streaming devices that will allow users to mirror their Android, Windows and Windows Phone screens to the HDTV that's connected to the Roku. This solution, currently in beta, appears to be based on Miracast and could be a good wireless display solution for those who already have a recent Roku.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile/roku-adds-miracast-screen-mirroring-recent-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile/roku-adds-miracast-screen-mirroring-recent-devices#comments Windows Phone Android Windows 8 Mobile Music & Videos Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:00:00 +0000 44491 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter First Impressions http://winsupersite.com/mobile/microsoft-wireless-display-adapter-first-impressions <div class="field-deck"> Plug and play, or plug and pray? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's new Miracast-based Wireless Display Adapter is available now for preorder and should be shipping in very late October. Here's a first hands-on peek at the adapter, which is aimed at PC and tablet users that wish to project their screen to an HDTV at home or a projector at work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile/microsoft-wireless-display-adapter-first-impressions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile/microsoft-wireless-display-adapter-first-impressions#comments Windows Phone Miracast Windows 8 Mobile devices Hardware Mobile Music & Videos Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:27:00 +0000 44371 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Consumer Services: Xbox Music http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-consumer-services-xbox-music <div class="field-deck"> Not using Xbox Music? You should be </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A few weeks back, I started an examination of Microsoft's consumer services, which I believe to be overlooked or misunderstood by many users. Microsoft no longer pushes a Windows-first/Windows-only strategy, and with "mobile first, cloud first" it is instead trying to ensure that its services provide a first class experience on all mobile platforms. And Xbox Music is a key example of a Microsoft consumer service that outclasses the competition, is available everywhere, and is yet ignored by, or unknown to, many.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-consumer-services-xbox-music" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-consumer-services-xbox-music#comments Cloud Xbox Music Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:04:00 +0000 44241 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Music and Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 Updated http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/xbox-music-and-xbox-video-windows-81-updated <div class="field-deck"> Nothing major, but always appreciated </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft issued updates for both Xbox Music and Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 today. Neither are updated as much as their Windows Phone counterparts—mostly because they're already of higher quality—and these updates are, as expected, fairly minor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/xbox-music-and-xbox-video-windows-81-updated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/music-videos/xbox-music-and-xbox-video-windows-81-updated#comments Windows 8 Xbox Music Windows RT Xbox Video Music & Videos Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:33:00 +0000 44181 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox Video Updated for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8/8.1 http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-81-and-windows-phone-881 <div class="field-deck"> Something to see here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While I've been a lot more focused on Xbox Music for what I assume are obvious reasons, Microsoft has also been updating its Xbox Video apps a lot lately as well. And this week, the firm issued updates for the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 versions of the app. Nothing major, but some steady progress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-81-and-windows-phone-881" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-video/xbox-video-updated-windows-81-and-windows-phone-881#comments Windows Phone Windows 8 Windows RT Xbox Video Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:41:00 +0000 43511 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones HD-10 Preview http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-screen-sharing-lumia-phones-hd-10-preview <div class="field-deck"> It's a Miracast dongle </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft went with its own branding for the curiously named Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones HD-10, but the device looks and works like your typical Miracast dongle: It lets you beam content from a smartphone to an HDMI-connected HDTV so you can watch movies, photo slide shows, and other content on the big screen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-screen-sharing-lumia-phones-hd-10-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/microsoft-screen-sharing-lumia-phones-hd-10-preview#comments Windows Phone Lumia Nokia Windows 8 Hardware Music & Videos Thu, 04 Sep 2014 08:43:00 +0000 43111 at http://winsupersite.com Xbox One Media Player Preview http://winsupersite.com/xbox-one/xbox-one-media-player-preview <div class="field-deck"> It's a stinker </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Xbox One fans upset that Microsoft's new console debuted without any way to play media files from a USB drive or over their home networks will want to install the latest system update. This update includes a beta version of a new Media Player app, currently in beta, that promises to solve this problem. And it does so, sort of.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-one/xbox-one-media-player-preview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-one/xbox-one-media-player-preview#comments Xbox One Music & Videos Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:21:00 +0000 42921 at http://winsupersite.com