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Microsoft Overhauls Multimedia Video Playback on Windows 365

Windows 365 users will now see better-performing video playback thanks to an integration with Microsoft Multimedia Redirection (MMR).

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says that it is bringing its Microsoft Multimedia Redirection (MMR) service to Windows 365, making it available for all users of the service. This integration will be available on Microsoft Edge and Chrome on Windows.

With support for MMR, users will see better multimedia performance, such as smoother video playback in the browsers. It is worth noting this is available for Windows Desktop client (version 1.2.3916) for , , and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise device.

Microsoft was previously using its Azure Virtual Desktop and running multimedia through its remote client. By adding Microsoft Multimedia Redirection to Windows 365, the is halved because the multimedia is redirected to the local machine with more efficiency.

It seems Microsoft's decision in November to merge Windows 365 with Azure Virtual is paying off.

MMR is a cross-service feature that handles video playback from over 30 websites:

AnyClip

NBC Sports

AWS Training

The New York Times

BBC

Pluralsight

Big Think

Politico

Bleacher Report

Reddit

Brightcove

Reuters

CNBC

Skillshare

Coursera

The Guardian

Daily Mail

Twitch

Twitter

Fidelity

Udemy

Flashtalking

UMU

Fox Sports

U.S. News

Fox Weather

Vidazoo

IMDB

Vimeo

Infosec Institute

The Wall Street Journal

LinkedIn Learning

Yahoo

Microsoft Learn

Yammer

Microsoft Stream

YouTube

Windows 365

During July 2021, Microsoft introduced Windows 365 Cloud PC, a virtual version of the OS available in the cloud. In August of the same year, Microsoft matured Cloud PC with the launch of Windows 365.

Windows 365 brings the Windows platform to Microsoft cloud through Azure. The platform is a secure version of Windows that includes apps, settings, and data. It is available corporate and personal devices.

Essentially, this is Windows through the cloud and accessible on any device. Microsoft uses its Microsoft Azure (Virtual Desktop) to handle the resources.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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