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Need help with Video and Music apps

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    Need help with Video and Music apps

    I was wondering if buying music and videos through the Video and Music apps is the same as itunes? Can I backup what I buy on a hard drive? I don't want to buy movies that are only available through streaming. I want to back up my movies and music so that I can watch and listen offline and so that I won't lose it. Thank you for your help. Forgive me if this has been asked and answered already.

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    Ok then. Thanks for the help. I will just stick with iTunes.
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    Windows 8.1

    yes you can

    music is drm free (mp3 format) so you can do what you want with them, same as iTunes

    movies have drm on them (same as iTunes), you can download and back them up but they will only play on MS devices (win 8, Windows Phone, xbox), similar to how iTunes movies only play on Apple devices/software

    stream or download the choice is yours
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    Thank you for your help. I guess I will just buy music then. The only windows device I have is my laptop and I watch my movies in iTunes because that's where they all are. Thank you again.
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