Microsoft to end Xbox Video support for Windows Phone 7, Zune software + devices

Microsoft has hammered another nail into the coffins of some of its products with an announcement from the Xbox Video team today. The company has revealed that support for Xbox Video on Windows Phone 7, the Zune PC client and all Zune devices will end early next year. 

Towards the end of February 2014, Microsoft will update the Xbox Video platform to kill off support for all three of these products. That means that any video content that you have purchased via Zune Video or Xbox Video will no longer be viewable on Windows Phone 7 devices, Zune media players or via the Zune PC software. 

The move comes as Microsoft aims to focus its entertainment offerings around the new generation of devices, including Windows 8.1 PCs and tablets, Windows Phone 8 handsets and the new Xbox One. The company also assures customers that video content will still be viewable on the Xbox 360 and on the web via XboxVideo.com. 

Curiously, though, as @mcrommert points out, there is no XboxVideo.com yet, although Microsoft does own the domain. 

Source: Xbox via @tromboneforhire

Editor's note: This article was updated after publishing to include additional information regarding XboxVideo.com.

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