Phil Spencer recognises need for better Live services

When Xbox Live goes down your Xbox One becomes a lot less useful. Initially billed as the all-in-one games and entertainment system, both games and entertainment become largely inaccessible on the console when Xbox Live stops working. Sure, you can play game offline, but streaming from apps like Netflix are a no go – despite the Netflix service itself being fully operational on whichever other devices you use to watch.

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has acknowledged this flaw on Twitter, which – we might hope – signifies the problem may soon be addressed.

There’s no certainty the issue will be rectified but being able to use your media apps despite Xbox Live online gaming being non-functional would be an undoubted benefit to all who use the console.

(Via The Verge)

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4 thoughts on “Phil Spencer recognises need for better Live services

  • 03/10/2015 at 12:28 am

    I doubt anything will be done to fix service and apps like Netflix is hardly a priority to keep online in my opinion

  • 04/10/2015 at 7:48 pm

    Luckily for me I don’t have my cable service going through my Xbox, so I could still watch TV, and to be honest this is the first time an outage has affected me, because I wanted to watch Amazon Video, I think its right that you shouldn’t need xbox live to use these streaming services, because they require passwords etc on their own anyways….maybe windows 10 will bring less reliance on Xbox Live.

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