Films & TV (previously known as Movies & TV) is one of the tens of apps that ship with Windows 10. Although the Films & TV app is meant to rent and buy movies and TV shows from the Windows Store, the app can be used to watch local videos as well.
All TV episodes and movies that you bought from Windows Store appear in Films & TV app. The Films & TV app supports downloading both HD (high definition) and SD (standard definition) quality videos. The movies or TV shows that you bought can be watched on a TV, PC or tablet but when you rent a movie or TV show it can only be watched on the device it was rented for.
While there are better apps as well as classic desktop programs available with wide range to features to play video files in Windows 10, many of you might want use Files & TV app to watch movies and videos saved on your PC.
File formats supported Films & TV app
Obviously, the Files & TV app doesn’t support all video file formats supported by some popular video players like VLC or GOM player. That said, the Films & TV app supports a handful of commonly used file formats.
Following are the file formats supported by Files & TV app in Windows 10:
The above file formats are supported by the current version of Files & TV app, which is 3.6.2144 and might be different in future versions.
Don’t forget to check out our file formats supported by Groove Music app in Windows 10 guide.