For a long time Microsoft has been touting their ‘three screens and a cloud’ concept and here’s a picture of it in action today. Joel Ivory Johnson has a WP7 dev device and look what he did…so purdy. As he wrote “Bought a video on Zune and can now play it on my computer, my WP7, and my xbox 360″.” Yup, that’s awesome. Stepping back, getting a movie on a computer is easy. Windows Phone 7 is tied into Zune so that’s easy. Now to get it to your PC you have a bunch of options. You can use Xbox 360 or any other media extender device to stream to your tv. The other option is to wait a little while for the Intel system on a chip implantation of Silverlight to come to your tv which should be pretty soon and will presumably fill this gap as well. It really doesn’t matter how you do it – Seeing it on three screens is a treat.


  1. I have to say, this is one of the few things that will keep me with WP7. If it has DivX/XviD support out of the box (I’ll even take a decent player from the Marketplace) then the balance will shift even further.

  2. @Skyau – there is no DivX or Xvid codec support *built-into* WP7 but yes, it can/could be added to the music & video hub

  3. MY zune HD does Xvid, dont see why wp7 wouldnt since every wp7 is suppose to run the full zune software

  4. @GTRoberts:

    But… but… that’s wrong. There is DivX support, and by extension Xvid support. That was one of the features when they announced it.

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