Watch Xbox Video content on your Xbox, computer, or Windows Phone 7

When you purchase video content from Xbox Video, you can watch it on your Xbox 360 console, computer, or Windows Phone 7.

Solutions

Watch video content on your Xbox

Here’s how to stream Xbox Video content to your Xbox 360 console:

  1. On your Xbox 360, sign in to Xbox Live by using your Microsoft account and password.
  2. On Xbox Live, choose tv & movies, then My Video Apps, and then Xbox Video.
  3. In video collection, then New Arrivals.
  4. Select your new video.
  5. Select Play to stream and watch your video now or Download to store it on your Xbox 360 console.

Watch video content on your computer

Here’s how to watch Xbox Live content on your computer:

  1. Launch the Zune Music + Video software on your computer.
    If you don’t have the Zune Music + Video software on your computer, download it (for free) from Zune Software.
  2. Sign in to your Zune Music + Video account using the same Microsoft account and password that you use to sign in on your Xbox.
  3. Click SETTINGS, then ACCOUNT, then PURCHASE HISTORY.
  4. Click Movies or TV Shows to see the movies or TV shows you’ve purchased or downloaded from Xbox Live. A list of what you’ve purchased or downloaded appears.
  5. Find the movie or TV show that you’ve purchased, and then click Download. The CONFIRM dialog box appears.
  6. In the CONFIRM dialog box, click Watch now to stream and watch your movie or TV show now, or click Download now to store it on your computer and watch it later.

Sync the video content to your Windows Phone 7

After you’ve downloaded video content to your Xbox or computer, you can sync it to your Windows Phone 7.

Note Windows Phone 8 currently does not support videos that use DRM. For more information, see the Error when syncing or playing video files on Windows Phone 8 article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

Here’s how:

  1. Launch the Zune Music + Video software on your computer.
    If you don’t have the Zune Music + Video software on your computer, download it (for free) from Zune Software.
  2. Sign in to your Zune Music + Video account using the same Microsoft account and password that you use to sign in on your Xbox.
  3. Click settings, then ACCOUNT, then PURCHASE HISTORY.
  4. Click Movies or TV Shows to see the movies or TV shows you’ve purchased or downloaded from Xbox Live. A list of what you’ve purchased or downloaded appears.
  5. Find the movie or TV show that you’ve purchased, and then click Download. The CONFIRM dialog box appears.
  6. Use a USB cable to connect your Windows phone to one of the USB ports on your computer.
  7. In Zune, go to collection, and then to VIDEOS.
  8. Click the phone icon at the bottom left of the Zune client.
  9. On your Windows phone, open the Zune Music + Videos app.
  10. Tap Video. A list of the videos that you’ve purchased appears.
  11. Find the video that you’ve purchased, then tap to watch it.