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4K Ultra HD support coming to Microsoft's Films & TV app on Windows 10 and Xbox One

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Microsoft is adding 4K Ultra HD support to its Films & TV app (also known as Movies & TV in some regions), allowing users to buy and play UHD content from the Windows Store on Windows 10 machines and the Xbox One.

The update is set to land for Windows Insiders first before getting a general rollout in the "coming weeks," according to MSPoweruser, which spotted the changes.

The new version of Films & TV will also introduce a new video cloud syncing feature, intended to make is easier for users to sync content purchased via the app across all their Microsoft devices.

There's a couple more improvements coming as well, so here's the changelog in full:

  • It’s now easier to sync video you’ve purchased in the Movies & TV app across your devices with the introduction of your video cloud collection.
  • When there is a UHD version of a video in our catalogue, you’ll be prompted to purchase or rent the UHD version by default.
  • You can now purchase and rent UHD videos inside the Movies & TV app.
  • On Xbox One consoles, you can see how much of a movie you’ve already watched from your Homepage.

The news follows similar a announcement from Google, with the search giant recently bringing 4K movies to its Google Play store.

Previously, the Windows Store only offered HD and Full HD content.

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