Windows Expands Music, Movies & TV Services To More Countries

Last month, Microsoft made Music available inside of the Windows Store for the latest builds of Windows 10 in six nations. Today, that service expanded to serve an additional 17 nations around the world. The Movies & TV service, which previously launched in select nations also expanded to serve one new country.

Microsoft's Music service allows users of the latest Windows 10 builds to purchase music directly from the Windows Store, and it's used in conjunction with the Groove application (previously known as Xbox Music).

Although the service was previously available in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the program now extends to Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden.

Microsoft's Movies & TV service does exactly the same thing as the Music service, but with movies and TV video content. The similarly-named Movies & TV application (previously known as Xbox Video) is used in conjunction with the Windows Store to help manage video purchases.

The Movies & TV service originally launched to a wider audience relative to the Music service, first appearing in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and New Zealand. Belgium partially received the service, but only with movies -- there was no TV content. Brazil is the only new nation to receive this service.

Microsoft stated that new users will need to be have either Build 10166 for PC or Build 10149 for mobile devices to take advantage of these services.

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