Xbox has made another move in its attempt to be all about home entertainment. Microsoft announced Wednesday that it has brought the Xbox Video store to the Web.
What this means is users can now watch movies and TV shows from the Xbox Video store in Web browsers using Microsoft's Silverlight plug-in, in addition to on their Xbox or Windows 8.1 device. Movies and television series are available for rental at XboxVideo.com and users can also watch whatever they've already purchased -- since all content is stored in the cloud.
This new feature works similarly to … Read more
It's a prizefight punch out between Sony and Microsoft in a battle for bragging rights for the next generation of gaming!
Sony's PlayStation 4 is the sleekest console we've ever seen, with powerful hardware to boot, and has its sight set on the hardcore gamer.
Microsoft's Xbox One brings new innovations like HDMI pass-through and voice commands. Gaming is its heart, but it also hopes to rule your living room.
So which gaming console is your prizefight King of the Ring? It's the PS4 versus the Xbox One.
Cast your vote!
If your Xbox One is completely unplayable, crash-prone, or suffers from Internet connection or Kinect-related issues, you are not eligible for a free launch title game, Microsoft confirmed Tuesday.
Microsoft moved quick to address the mounting concern over the allegedly small number of units plagued with a faulty disc drive, promising to take care of those users by directing them to its advance exchange program that would ensure delivery of a replacement console without needing those users to send in the original. It also softened the blow by giving away one of four Microsoft Studio launch titles for free, which … Read more
My Xbox One may not stay connected to my cable box very long.
In a year's time, the Xbox One might be the ultimate TV-connected entertainment box on the planet. But at the moment, it's sitting awkwardly between my cable DVR and my TV -- where it's causing some tension among the TV viewers in my household.
There are a lot of good ideas lurking within the potential of what Microsoft's newest Xbox can be: a smart home hub, an entertainment do-everything machine. But they're mixed with unfortunate downsides. And, at the moment, from what … Read more
The futuristic Xbox One lets you change channels with your voice, log in to your account with nothing more than your face, and instantly flip between gaming and live TV, but Microsoft's wunderbox can't stream Netflix without a $60-per-year Xbox Live Gold subscription.
It's a surprising restriction when nearly every other device, from the $35 Chromecast to the $400 PlayStation 4 to a $2,000 TV, doesn't charge for access to Netflix's streaming service -- a service that already carries its own $8 monthly fee.
(Almost) everything's behind the paywall Netflix is the most … Read more
Unhappy with your battery-sucking iPhone 5S or your overheating Samsung Galaxy S4? You're not alone.
Battery life and overheating issues were just two of the problems cited by users of four of today's top smartphones in a new report from tech Q&A site FixYa.
Released on Tuesday, FixYa's Black Friday Smartphone Report revealed the top gripes among its site users about the iPhone 5S, Galaxy S4, HTC One, and Moto X. The report bears the Black Friday name as FixYa has aimed it at consumers who plan to shop for a new smartphone the day … Read more
It's a thin line between profit and loss: the retail price of the Xbox One is just $28 higher than the cost of parts and manufacturing, leaving Microsoft with little to take home.
The cost to build an Xbox One is $90 more than the $381 Sony spends on its PlayStation 4, which costs consumers $399. That leaves Sony with an $18 profit on each unit.
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Those holding out for a cheaper next-gen console come next year may need to reconsider their timeline for taking the plunge.
This month's PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches have given Sony and Microsoft a definitive and reassuring answer to the demand question mark looming over high-end living room gaming. That means that unless one starts to aggressively undercut the other, we aren't likely to see our options decrease in price until well into the devices' life cycles.
"You would certainly cut the price of hardware because there is a demand issue," said Colin Sebastian, an … Read more