It’s expensive, and not available everywhere, but Microsoft are slowly giving Xbox 360 owners a way to store their increasing volume of games, photos, music and HD movies.
on 03/24/2010 – Made popular on 03/24/2010
Xbox Music will be available for iOS and Android today, as Microsoft furthers its bid to take on streaming music services like Spotify. Xbox Music is the first entertainment service from the Microsoft to launch on iOS and Android, and follows its Web version, which now offers free streaming to all browsers.
Today Microsoft announced that SkyDrive, its online file storage product, will display user photo and video content onto their televisions via the new Xbox One console in a more attractive fashion than on the preceding Xbox 360 devices.
SkyDrive already has a presence on the Xbox ecosystem, with an application that did allow for the viewing of photos and the like on the current Xbox 360.
A lot of us own an Xbox 360 and/or a Playstation 3 that we game on. I for one have an Xbox 360 (I got it years ago when I didn't dislike Microsoft yet). Now that the next generation of consoles are planned to be released, the Xbox 360 and PS3 will collect dust as an outdated piece of unused hardware.
What if somebody found a way to adapt SteamOS for building on those systems?
Microsoft will soon become the next player to enter the streaming music business, with a service that will see it competing against the likes of Spotify and Rdio. Its new Xbox Music service will soon become available on the Xbox Live service, as well as on Windows 8 tablets and PCs and Windows Phone mobile devices over the coming weeks.
The final contender in the next-gen console battle has entered the arena. The Xbox One will launch this Friday, 8 years to the day after the 2005 debut of the Xbox 360.
As someone who has happily played three Xbox 360s to their red-ringed graves, I couldn't have been more excited.