Microsoft has today updated both its Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps for Windows. No detailed change log was included other than, you guessed it, “bug fixes and performance improvements”.
Last time we talked about anything significant coming to Xbox Music it was when we learned that OneDrive would be integrated into the player to allow streaming personal music collections from the cloud. We’re yet to hear anything regarding a time frame or a release date.
Xbox Video on the other hand received a rather important update recently that enabled native support from MKV playback, therefore eliminating the need for Windows 8 newcomers to seek a third-party client (like VLC) to play their content. This was especially important to those running Windows RT where downloading a Win32 applications is not an option.
Microsoft is committed to improving the Xbox Music/Video experience, particularly after the sale of MixRadio to LINE. If you enjoy the apps you can help make them even better by heading over to the Microsoft UserVoice sites dedicated to each of the apps – links here and here.
You can grab the latest updates by using the download links we’ve added for you below.