Own a Windows Phone 7 device? Prepare to lose more support

Jordan O'Brien
November 11, 2013

If you still own a Windows Phone 7 device, whether it be the Lumia 800 or the Lumia 900, then be prepared to lose yet more support. Microsoft has announced that Windows Phone 7 users and anyone who owns a Zune will soon lose the ability to watch videos they have bought from the Xbox Video store — meaning you’ll need another supported device in order to do so.

The reason for the loss of support is because Microsoft is planning on updating its video catalog, which the company says is aimed at allowit it to “more quickly and efficiently add the highest quality video content to the Xbox Video service.”

The cut off date isn’t until late February 2014, so the company may have just decided on your christmas present for you if you’re heavily invested in the Xbox Video store and have one of these devices. Anyone using the Zune PC client will also lose access.

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