Movies Anywhere Available on Xbox Consoles

The cloud-based movie library service Movies Anywhere is now accessible on Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Xbox users can download the Movies Anywhere app through the Microsoft store to access their movie collection on their console.

Users can playback their movies via their Xbox and purchase more movies from the Microsoft store once their retailer account is connected to their Movies Anywhere account.

Video playback on Xbox via Movies Anywhere supports 4K, HDR 10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

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Movies Anywhere participating studios include Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, 20th Century Studios, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm) and Warner Bros. Entertainment. Other participating digital retailers include Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play/YouTube, Xfinity, FandangoNow, Verizon Fios TV and DirecTV.

Redbox Free Live TV Adds Xbox One Distribution, Content Channels

Redbox Free Live TV, the ad-supported VOD sister service to kiosk-based disc rentals, has signed an agreement with Microsoft to make its app available on the pending Xbox One X and Xbox One S video game consoles. Free Live TV is also available on the Roku platform, Apple TV and Android TV, in addition to iOS and Android. It is not yet available on Amazon Fire TV.

Redbox also added music video streamer Vevo, Pocket.watch, featuring children’s programming and Johnny Carson, an OTT video platform streaming the late late night comic’s episodes. The additions bring to more than 75 the number of content channels offered free (with ads) to consumers.

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“Our Free Live TV service continues to grow at a rapid pace and we’re committed to creating a product that our customers love and we know that includes adding awesome channels such as Vevo that we know our audiences will enjoy,” Chris Yates, GM of Redbox On Demand, said in a statement. “Free Live TV is the home for our customers to find and watch great content from their favorite channels, all free.”

Microsoft to Preview Xbox One ‘Console Streaming’ in October

Microsoft jumpstarted the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2019 in Los Angeles with the June 9 announcement of 60 new video games, an upgraded Elite 2 game controller and further mention of the pending Project Scarlett console, which claims to support 8K resolution, framerates up to 120fps and is slated to launch in 2020.

This October Microsoft will preview an Xbox One software upgrade enabling users (including Xbox One S) to stream their games onto portable devices, including a smartphone and tablet.

“It turns your Xbox One into your own personal and free xCloud server,” Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, told E3 attendees. “Whether you’re using a console in our data center or your console at home, this October, you’ll be able to use our hybrid gaming cloud to play your games wherever you go.”

The briefing also marked a new milestone for Project xCloud, with E3 attendees being among the first to play Xbox One games Halo 5: Guardians and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice streaming on smartphones and tablets.

Project xCloud is Microsoft’s answer to Google Stadia – a cloud-base gaming platform that promises to offer users access to third-party games, including Microsoft.

“With Project xCloud, Xbox is investing to ensure players have the choice and freedom to play the games they want, with the friends they want, how and where they want,” Spencer said.

The briefing also disclosed more than 30 PC games, including Microsoft Flight Simulator and Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, premiering with Xbox Game Pass for PC users.

New Xbox One and Windows 10 games unveiled June 9 are available here.