Microsoft Marc Whitten has provided an open letter to Xbox gamers. Lots of great stuff but here’s where Windows Phones come into the mix:
· Xbox on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Xbox is the premium entertainment experience for video, music, and games on your Xbox 360, on Windows 8 and on Windows Phone. And of course our LIVE service makes it even easier to share, discover, play and more with all of your content.
- Xbox Music will bring you a world-class music library and great new ways to enjoy, share and discover new music across all of your Windows devices.
- Xbox Games makes your experience with the console even better. You’ll have access to your avatar, recent games and leaderboards, and connections to your friends, giving you anywhere access to things you love about Xbox on the console. You can even purchase Xbox 360 games from anywhere and have them ready for download the moment you turn on your console.
- Xbox Video provides you access to the video marketplace, making it easy to browse and search for TV episodes and movies. You can see your videos in your personal collection and even cue the TV show or movie up on your Xbox 360.
It’s clear that you will be able to browse videos from your phone but I think they are also suggesting you can watch from your phone as well. Yes, it’s vague but they are grouping together Windows 8 and Windows Phone intentionally so I think this is finally going to open up the ability to browse, rent and buy movies directly on your Windows Phone. June 22 will likely have some answers.