Applies to

Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3.

Applies to

Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3.

Applies to

Surface RT, Surface 2.

Operating system:

Watch TV shows, movies, and videos

You can use the Movies and TV app to watch home videos on your Surface, and you can rent or buy TV shows and movies from the Windows Store.


Video app on Surface
You can buy or rent movies and TV shows from the Windows Store using the Movies and TV app. The Movies and TV app also features Instant-on streaming in HD, so you don’t have to wait for anything to download. Just start watching.

Play videos from your video library

Here's how to play videos from your video library:

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo, and select All apps > Movies and TV.
If you’re prompted, sign in with your Microsoft account.
Step 2: Select Menu Menu icon > Videos.
Step 3: Choose the video you want to play.

Add videos to your video library

Videos in your Videos library appear in the Movies and TV app. For help copying videos to your Videos library, see Move files to your Surface.

Browse, buy, and rent movies and TV shows

Use the Movies and TV app to buy or rent the latest movies or buy TV shows (where available) directly from Windows Store. With Instant-on streaming in HD, you don't have to wait for them to download. Just start watching.

Notes
  • Syncing or sending data across a mobile broadband connection could result in extra charges. To learn more, see Manage your mobile broadband data usage.
  • Some movies and TV shows in the Windows Store are not available in all countries or regions. If you’re having trouble finding a movie or TV show in the Store, or if you think that your region in the Store is wrong, see How to change your region for store.

Here's how:

Step 1: Go to Start Windows logo, and select All apps > Store > Movies and TV.
Step 2: Scroll to see movie and TV choices, browse the categories, or search for a specific movie or TV show.
Step 3: Choose your movie or show, select it to buy or rent, and follow the on-screen instructions.
Tips
  • Videos that you buy or rent from the Windows Store are charged to the payment option on your Microsoft account. To see info about your account, from the Movies and TV app select Settings Settings icon > Privacy and Online Settings.
  • You can stream your videos to your TV by using Xbox SmartGlass.
  • For help using the Movies and TV app, see the Windows Store.

Connect Surface to your TV

You can make videos bigger and louder by playing them on your TV using a Surface video adapter. For more info about this, see Connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector.

Explore more video apps in the Windows Store

If you want to discover even more videos, check out the video apps in the Windows Store. You’ll find something new to watch every day with apps like these:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • Dailymotion
  • Watch TBS
  • Flixster

You can also use desktop apps such as Windows Media Player to play videos, and Movie Moments to edit your videos.


Watch TV shows, movies, and videos

You can use the Video app to watch home videos on Surface, and you can rent or buy TV shows and movies from the Xbox Video Store.


Video app on Surface
The Video app uses the service for movies and TV shows. And it features Instant-on streaming in HD, so you don’t have to wait for anything to download. Just start watching.

Play videos from your video library

Here's how to play videos from your video library:

Step 1: From the Start screen, tap or click Video.
If you’re prompted, sign in with your Microsoft account.
Step 2: Scroll left and then tap or click personal videos.

Add videos to your video library

Videos in your Videos library appear in the Video app. For help copying videos to your Videos folder, see Move files to your Surface.

Browse, buy, and rent movies and TV shows

Use the Video app to buy or rent the latest movies or buy TV shows (where available) that you love directly from Xbox Video. With Instant-on streaming in HD, you don't have to wait for it to download. Just start watching.

Notes

Here's how:

Step 1: From the Start screen, tap or click Video.
Step 2: Scroll to see movie and TV choices, browse the categories, or search for a specific movie or TV show.
Step 3: Select your movie or show, tap or click to buy or rent, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Tips
  • Videos that you buy or rent from Xbox Video are charged to the payment option on your Microsoft account. To see info about your account, from the Video app, open the Settings charm, and then click or tap Account.
  • You can stream your videos to your TV by using Play To or Xbox SmartGlass.
  • For help using the Video app, see Xbox Video.

Connect Surface to your TV

You can make videos bigger and louder by playing them on your TV using a Surface video adapter. For more info about this, see Connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector.

Explore more video apps in the Windows Store

If you want to discover even more videos, check out the video apps in the Windows Store. You’ll find something new to watch every day with apps like these:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • Dailymotion
  • TBS for Windows
  • Flixster

Surface Pro: You can also use desktop apps such as Windows Media Player to play videos, and Movie Moments to edit your videos.


Watch TV shows, movies, and videos

You can use the Video app to watch home videos on Surface, and you can rent or buy TV shows and movies from the Xbox Video Store.


Video app on Surface
The Video app uses the service for movies and TV shows. And it features Instant-on streaming in HD, so you don’t have to wait for anything to download. Just start watching.

Play videos from your video library

Here's how to play videos from your video library:

Step 1: From the Start screen, tap or click Video.
If you’re prompted, sign in with your Microsoft account.
Step 2: Scroll left and then tap or click personal videos.

Add videos to your video library

Videos in your Videos library appear in the Video app. For help copying videos to your Videos folder, see Move files to your Surface.

Browse, buy, and rent movies and TV shows

Use the Video app to buy or rent the latest movies or buy TV shows (where available) that you love directly from Xbox Video. With Instant-on streaming in HD, you don't have to wait for it to download. Just start watching.

Notes

Here's how:

Step 1: From the Start screen, tap or click Video.
Step 2: Scroll to see movie and TV choices, browse the categories, or search for a specific movie or TV show.
Step 3: Select your movie or show, tap or click to buy or rent, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
Tips
  • Videos that you buy or rent from Xbox Video are charged to the payment option on your Microsoft account. To see info about your account, from the Video app, open the Settings charm, and then click or tap Account.
  • You can stream your videos to your TV by using Play To or Xbox SmartGlass.
  • For help using the Video app, see Xbox Video.

Connect Surface to your TV

You can make videos bigger and louder by playing them on your TV using a Surface video adapter. For more info about this, see Connect Surface to a TV, monitor, or projector.

Explore more video apps in the Windows Store

If you want to discover even more videos, check out the video apps in the Windows Store. You’ll find something new to watch every day with apps like these:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • Dailymotion
  • TBS for Windows
  • Flixster