Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Won’t Playback Rented or Purchased Xbox Video Content

November 21, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran
Windows Phone 8 seems to be creating some problems for consumers, especially for Xbox gamers. Windows Phone 8 devices are reportedly refusing playback of Xbox video content.
Microsoft acknowledges the issue and has formally issued a statement that video content that has been rented or purchased through Xbox Video will not be supported on Windows Phone 8. Kind of a bummer, I know, but we can’t do anything about it.
But what you can do is to request that the feature be released in the future. The software giant has posted the issue in their Windows Phone 8 knowledge base:
“Windows Phone 8 does not currently support playback of rented or purchased content from the Xbox Video Store. If you’d like to see this feature added, you can go to the Windows Phone Feature Suggestions website and make requests for future releases.”
The funny thing here is that when you purchase video content, you are told that they would be playable (or as they would say, you own a license to play them) on your Windows Phone. They aren’t completely in the wrong, though.
If you have the older version of Windows Phone, you can play the video content. It’s just the new OS that’s blocking the feature.
Microsoft didn’t say whether they will implement the feature on Windows Phone 8. But since the Windows Phone is still evolving, we might find the addition soon.
But if it doesn’t pop up soon, then that is sure to get some Xbox fans riled up.
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