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Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 6: Xbox Music and Video

In This Chapter

arrow.png Pitching you Xbox Music and Video

arrow.png Playing music with Xbox Music

arrow.png Playing videos with Xbox Video

arrow.png Managing your playlists

arrow.png Playing music where you want

Microsoft calls the Windows 8 tiled music app Xbox Music for two reasons:

check.png To associate its wildly successful Xbox with its aging and sagging Windows platform: A lot of effort has been expended to make the Windows 8 version of its music player look and behave just like the Microsoft Xbox music player.

check.png To make money: That surprises you, yes? In the music and video sphere, Microsoft makes more money by convincing you to buy music and videos — and sign up for expensive Xbox services — with the expectation that the music, videos, and services work on both Windows and the Xbox.

It’s a good marketing ...

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