Update for Xbox Video on Windows 8.1 brings .MKV media file format support


Microsoft has released a minor but, very useful update for the Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1 which finally brings the most-awaited .MKV file format support.


You will now be able to play .MKV media files using the pre-installed Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1. The update bumps the version of Xbox Video to 2.6.432.

The change log of the Xbox Video has the following changes:

  • MKV video support where supported videos can be played until the codecs are supported by Windows

The update for Xbox Video is now available for download from Store and will be installed automatically. Otherwise, you may manually install the update by following the instructions in this article.

Download Xbox Video

Xbox Video for Windows 8.1


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