I'm confused about Xbox Video on Windows 8....

I'm confused about Xbox Video on Windows 8 and wanted to clear a few basic things up before I dive in and make some purchases.

If I buy something from Xbox Video on Windows 8 do I need Xbox Gold membership to play it on my Xbox?

To play it on another Win8 computer do I need to sign in as the same user in Windows or is there a sign-in option just in Xbox Video?

Once downloaded can the file be moved onto my network to accessed from other devices? By which I mean when my Media Center PC records TV shows I can view them via Airplay on my iPad over our home network - is this possible with Xbox Video files?

Can I burn the downloaded files to DVD for viewing anywhere?


This is all sparked by my desire to watch season 2 of Falling Skies which isn't available on DVD or LOVEFiLM until July. When I go to buy the download it on my Windows 8 computers it says "Available for this device, Xbox 360" beneath where you select HD or SD - what does this mean?


Thanks for any help! :)





Question Info

Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:
  • You don't need an Xbox Live Gold Membership to use Xbox Video.
  • You do need to use the same account that you used to purchase it however.
  • You can sign-in to the Xbox Video app with a different account than the one signed-in on the PC.
  • You won't be able to view the videos on your iPad, you'll need to use a PC or Xbox.
  • You won't be able to burn the files to a DVD.
  • That's telling you where you'll be able to view the TV episode/Movie after you've purchased it.
Microsoft Movies & TV Team

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