My Videos Section This section of the app lists content from the Videos Library, as well as the videos (movies and series) that you bought in the Marketplace (provided that you have signed in to your Microsoft Account). The “movies” tab lists the movies bought from Marketplace, while the “TV” tab displays any bought episodes, seasons or series. You can sort the videos by date, alphabetical order, or duration of the video. Clicking on a tile plays the corresponding video. A playing video consumes full screen. It also provides big controls to play or pause the video, to jump to a location using the progress pointer and to play previous or next video. In the screen showing the list of videos, if you swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen, then a context menu slides up. The menu shows the currently playing video, which you can control from the menu itself, like play or pause it, or play previous or next video instead. You can also directly open a video from the hard disk, without worrying about the Video Library.
Movies Marketplace and TV MarketplaceThese two sections list their corresponding content from the Marketplace in the form of tiles. Each tile represents a movie or series from the Marketplace. I will describe only the Movies Marketplace; TV Marketplace follows the same suit. In order to view details of a movie, click on the corresponding tile. This launches a centered window that contains details like name, synopsis, rating, genre, etc., of the movie. You have several options like buy/rent the movie, view details, play trailer and play on Xbox. Clicking on any of them will take you to the full details of the movie. Here, you can view the trailer, buy or rent the movie, or simply check out the synopsis of the movie.
Share CharmVideo app implements Share Charm in order to enable sharing of Marketplace links to movies and series. As shown in above figure, I used the Mail app to share the details of a movie called “Justified”. The Mail app receives a link to the movie in the Marketplace.
Settings CharmThere are two main sections of Settings Charm.
- Preferences – Here, you can manage your Microsoft Account as well as Videos Library.