Xbox Video and Xbox Music Preview are standalone apps that continue Microsoft’s push to bring their ecosystem up to speed.
Xbox Video will allow Windows Phone 8 users the chance to buy or rent from a deep catalogue of movies and tv shows. Users can either steam or download directly to your phone.
Xbox Music Preview allows users the chance to stream music if you have Xbox Music pass but also great additions like creating playlists (Yay!) that automatically sync across PC, tablet, Xbox, and the web. Now that’s the kind of synergy I’m talking about.
By uncoupling them from the OS updates can be pushed out faster.
Speaking strictly for myself in looking forward to seeing how far and fast Microsoft can take these apps. Nothing but good things ahead folks. Hit the link below to check out more info.
Xbix Music and Video Microsoft Blog Post