Microsoft Movies and TV app could debut on Android

Microsoft tends to keep to its own operating system, but Windows Phone isn’t exactly widespread like Google’s Android OS. In an attempt to widen its audience, a report suggests Microsoft could soon debut its own Movies and TV service on Android smartphones.

Microsoft wants to show Play Movies who the boss is. The company’s Movies and TV app could soon come to Android devices. Currently, it’s offered on Windows 10 laptops so I could imagine there being some interface changes. Since Windows alone hasn’t been giving Microsoft’s app the attention the company wants, Android will seemingly be the next stop and iOS could follow later.

We don’t know for sure that this will happen nor do we know when it might happen. Right now, we have limited information, but we do know that the service will allow users to watch movies and shows. Users will have the option to purchase or rent, just like they do on Windows. This is not a streaming service, and granted, users should be able to download for offline viewing.

In other Microsoft related news, the tech giant is reportedly joining Movies Anywhere. When this happens, users who purchase a movie from Google’s Play Store will be able to watch it on Windows 10 or the other way around. This makes for better integration between the two operating systems, just as Xbox with Google’s voice assistant. If you’re an Android phone owner with a Windows 10 laptop, this is good news. Being a PC owner myself, I might give this a try. How about you? We’ll keep you posted.

SOURCE [Windows Central]

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