Chapter 6: Xbox Music and Video
In This Chapter
Pitching you Xbox Music and Video
Playing music with Xbox Music
Playing videos with Xbox Video
Managing your playlists
Playing music where you want
Microsoft calls the Windows 8 tiled music app Xbox Music for two reasons:
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.
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 ...