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Music, Photos and Video
Listen to music on Surface
Read about how to create playlists and purchase songs from the Xbox Music Store, using the built-in Music app.
Connect Surface Pro or Surface 3 to a TV, monitor, or projector
Connect Surface Pro models or Surface 3 to a TV, monitor, or projector by using the Surface HD Digital AV Adapter or the Surface VGA Adapter.
Trouble connecting Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector?
If you’re having trouble getting things working when you try to connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector, try these solutions to help fix the problem.
Surface sound, volume, and audio accessories
Surface comes with built-in stereo speakers, mic, and a headset jack to provide great sound. Learn how to adjust the volume, and add audio accessories.
Troubleshoot Surface sound and audio accessories
If you're having trouble hearing or recording sound, find solutions to help fix problems with your Surface speakers, mics, or connected audio accessories.
Set up automatic back up for your files
Use OneDrive or turn on File History to back up all your files. Learn how to set up an external hard drive, flash drive, or network location and start using it.
Share photos, links and more
Use the Share charm to share links, photos, and more from your Microsoft Surface.
Watch TV shows, movies and videos on your Surface
With the Video app that comes with Surface, you can buy and rent the latest movies and TV shows, and watch them while you’re on the go or on the couch.
Xbox Music and the Xbox Music Store XBOX.com
Learn about Xbox Music and the Xbox Music Store; how to buy and sell music through the Xbox Music store, and how to interpret error codes.
View and import photos and home videos
Find out how to view photos on your Surface and import photos and videos from your camera or phone.
Get better photos and videos on Microsoft Surface
If the photos or videos appear to be too light, dark, or low resolution, improve your results by manually adjusting some settings in the built-in Camera app.
Import and play iTunes playlists to Surface
Learn how to use the Music app to import iTunes playlists to your Surface.
Getting started with Windows Media Player Windows.com
Learn how to use Windows Media Player to organize your digital media collection, copy music to and from CDs, and sync media files.
Set up a device to sync in Windows Media Player Windows.com
Learn how to copy music, videos, and photos from your Player Library to a portable device, such as a compatible MP3 player.
Codecs: Frequently asked questions Windows.com
Windows Media Player includespopular codecs like MP3, WMA, and WMV, but not the codecs required for Blu‑ray Discs, FLAC files, or FLV files.
DVD playback options for Windows Windows.com
Find out what you need to do to play DVDs on different versions of Windows.
Xbox Video: Watch movies, tv, and more XBOX.com
Learn how to buy, rent, and watch Xbox videos on a variety of Windows devices.
Surface Music Kit features
The Surface Music Kit lets you create music, either from scratch or from your favorite song.
Troubleshoot Surface Music Kit
Try these steps to troubleshoot issues with the Surface Music Kit or the Music Cover.
Create a song using Surface Music Kit
Create a song from scratch or use templates and imports to make music.