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  1. Media Center Extender Support

    Please add Windows Media Center Extender functionality! (as we had with the 360)

    12,962 votes
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      under review  ·  520 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a cable+DVR accessory with Ceton InfiniTV

      The concept here is for Xbox to make an accessory device that includes a Ceton InfiniTV 6-tuner and a large hard drive. This accessory would turn Xbox into a cable box + DVR, eliminating the need for a secondary cable box completely and, done well, would provide a much better user experience than using a cable box with HDMI passthrough.

      2,221 votes
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        27 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow more video formats to be compatible

        Would be nice to be able to use my xbox as a media device more, its hard to find some shows in .avi

        1,695 votes
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          21 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make streaming easier

          On the 360 media Center worked really well now on the one is like a step backwards bring back media Center, how can I stream movies and music while looking at pics from my PC on the Xbox One?

          917 votes
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            13 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I would love to get a subscription service for video!!!

            Like Netflix, I would love to pay a flat fee for all-you-can-consume video service

            826 votes
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              16 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Purchased movies should work on all my devices

              When I purchase movies through Xbox Video a few things happen that make it a painful customer experience (that don't happen with movies from iTunes):
              1. If I own the movie and download it, I should be able to play it offline (on a plane for instance) without having to first start playing the movie while on Wi-Fi to verify ownership that it should already have because I was allowed to download it in the first place.
              2. I should be able to download that movie as many times as I want, to as many of my owned devices as…

              686 votes
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                9 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please support more video formats

                Hi, please support video codek (mkv and orher)

                462 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Windows phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Tie in to Ultraviolet

                  It would be great to have Xbox Video be a Ultraviolet provider. This way digital copies of movies could easily be redeemed and viewed with Xbox Video and movies bought on Xbox video can be viewed on a device where Xbox Video is not available.

                  445 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add both Subtitle and Multiple Language Support

                    I would like to request the addition of subtitles to each movie and TV episode existing in X-Box Video. I'm hard of hearing as it is, and having subtitles is a big help.

                    Additionally, my first language is German, even though I live in the US, I still like watching TV shows with the German subtitles, and often the German dubbed audio, but the US often only has French/Spanish audio options for DVDs and Blu-Rays.

                    My request is that users can set their audio options for the languages they want, and be able to view TV shows' or movies' subtitles…

                    438 votes
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                      under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Windows 8/8.1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stream live TV from Xbox One to other devices in the home

                      Turn my Xbox One into a true media hub and allow my connected cable box/PVR to stream live TV content to other devices in my home. Any Xbox One, 360 or (possibly) SmartGlass portable devices should be able to access my xbox one TV stream!

                      377 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Watch movies in their original language

                        I have a lot of friends and family who live in Germany and love to watch movies in their original language. They are not using Xbox Video mainly because it does not give them an option to watch an English movie in English, as they only get the German dubbed version. To give an option to switch from the dubbed version to the original language would be fantastic!

                        371 votes
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                          19 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow DVR functionality to record TV shows

                          Allow the ability to record, pause, rewind shows on TV.

                          313 votes
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                            under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to hide/remove content from Collection in Xbox Video app on Xbox One.

                            A long time ago on Xbox 360, I had watched some promo preview video for 'The Walking Dead' that was a free purchase. 'Collection' shows this video despite me no longer wanting it to enumerate in my collection and offers no way to hide/delete it. The Windows 8 video app offers ways to hide content from the collection. Pretty annoying to have to look at this tile every time.

                            293 votes
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                              under review  ·  23 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Request Xbox Video service available in many countries.

                              As following countries are not included in Xbox Video service area, it is hard for them to experience great entertainment service of Microsoft.

                              Xbox Video unsupported countries:
                              Portugal, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan

                              In my case, I'm using Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1, but cannot use Xbox Video.

                              Please make your entertainment experience from many countries to expand the supported countries.

                              282 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring back WTV support in Windows 8.1 Video Player

                                Even if Media Center does not evolve along with Windows 8/8.1 and beyond, it would still be beneficial and imperative for current and future versions of Windows to be able to playback Windows Media Center WTV files/videos.
                                I, as well as many other users have adopted Windows Media Center along with Xbox Media Center Extender as our sole DVR and cable television system.
                                Now, there is no Extender support for anything other than the Xbox 360 and that leave me with a Surface 2 that I can not use to playback my stored recordings.

                                280 votes
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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Windows 8/8.1  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make any Xbox Video rentals/purchases available on mobile devices.

                                  If you buy/rent videos from the Xbox Video service, you can watch them on your Windows, Android or iOS devices.

                                  275 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Become remotely competitive on pricing

                                    $6.99 to "rent" an HD movie vs $7.99 for a month's worth of HD movies from Netflix or the $2.49 I just spent for a 40-60 hour game. Pricing per hour of entertainment is way out of whack with the reality of the current market conditions.

                                    269 votes
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                                      13 comments  ·  All platforms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add 3D blu-ray support

                                      I'd like xBox One to replace my main blu-ray player, but this is one of the missing features that is holding me back

                                      197 votes
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                                        under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Video sharing via Bluetooth, NFC, etc.

                                        Pls provide video sharing option via nfc,Bluetooth..pls it is the most needed feature

                                        188 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Windows phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Support on Xbox One for Downloading Movies and TV shows to internal and external hard drives

                                          Xbox Video on Xbox One Support like on the 360 for downloading Movies and TV shows directly to the hard drive instead of streaming only. Once support for usb external drives is added, would be nice to save to that also

                                          169 votes
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                                            under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Xbox console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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