Microsoft has today launched the web portal of Xbox Video, which currently only offers standard-definition streaming.
However, those on Xbox One or who are using Windows 8.1 can access high-definition streams. Microsoft has not provided any indication as to when the HD option will be available to the rest.
The Xbox Video portal allows users to watch TV shows and movies, including those they may have purchased from another Windows device. In design, Xbox Video is similar to Xbox Music, with the search bars on the left and media playback positioned on the right.
The portal boasts a library of more than 300,000 movies and TV shows, which viewers can take advantage of on any browser. Individual episodes of TV shows like Family Guy or The Walking Dead are priced at $2 for each episode. A movie such as Star Trek: Into Darkness and World War Z will be available for rent at $4-5 and more for purchase.
According to Microsoft, an Xbox video app is in development for Windows Phone and will be made available soon.
The Xbox One console launched earlier last week in a total of 13 territories. Microsoft has managed to sell more than 1 million units on the launch day alone, which in turn would be really great news for investing parties.