Tagged: App

Inside every Xbox One lurks Windows 10 – Microsoft’s all-encompassing operating system that supports the Universal Windows Platform. This means – in theory – any app that uses UWP can run on any Windows 10 device, be it PC, laptop, tablet, phone, or Xbox One. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites. VideoLAN VideoLan – or VLC – is one of the most fully featured video players around, with a support for a wide range of file formats and a whole host of tricks – like electronically boosting volume beyond 100%, useful when that atmospheric soundtrack is just a little … Read More »

A month ago, we brought you news that Microsoft acquired the interactive livestreaming service, Beam. So it’s virtually self-evident that they would eventually bring the service to their Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and release an app for Xbox One. Beam allows its viewers to interact in new-fangled ways such as allowing the streamer to control certain aspects of a particular game, whilst the viewer may get to control another facet. This feature alone, and the fact that Beam has better technology backing it, makes it a more stable platform than twitch, so we’re undoubtedly convinced that Microsoft are in this for the end-game. Twitch: Get your … Read More »

Have you ever wanted to check your tweets and live feeds from your Twitter on Xbox One?  Well now you can.  Twitter is available now on Xbox One under the Apps section. The more interesting news however is that many have been quick to bash the app due to its lack of features. At the time of writing, the app has been rated as a 1.4 out of 5 score with 78 reviews.  Streaming live sporting events have been missing as well as a search function.  Hopefully Microsoft can improve on the Twitter app to make it more like the … Read More »

Spotify, the music streaming app, and Sony, purveyors of electronics, have a special relationship – after all, the Japanese company axed its own streaming service – Music Unlimited – to partner with the Swedish streaming brand. As a result, there’s no sign that an official Spotify app will be appearing on our Xboxes any time soon. If you are looking for an alternative, you might want to consider Spoticast. Spoticast bills itself as Spotify with music videos – but it instead of drawing on Spotify’s millions and millions of tracks directly, it asks you to link your Spotify account and does its best to … Read More »

For years, Halo’s Forge mode – which it’s debut in 2007’s Halo 3 – has empowered Halo fans to create new maps and game modes that have changed the way people play and experience Halo. Since last month developer 343 Industries has been talking about a release date of 8 September – but we can confirm it’s out one day early, and available to download! The level editor is responsible for legendary community-created classics such as Grifball and new favorites like Flapjack Frenzy and Ground Pound Arena. With Halo 5: Forge, the entire Forge experience from Halo 5: Guardians comes to … Read More »

If you’ve bought heavily into the Windows 10 ecosystem, this latest change might give you brief pause. Xbox One consoles now count towards your Windows 10 device limit. You can install any Apps or Games you purchase from the Windows 10 store on up to 10 devices – and with the availability of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps on Xbox One, that device limit will now include your Xbox One console. This might be a problem for some – in fact I thought I would be close to the limit, with one Windows 10 desktop PC, three Windows 10 laptops, … Read More »

Anyone who spends any time in the wider Microsoft ecosystem will know that there’s very little official Windows support from the folks over at Google-owned YouTube. In fact, the (rather dreadful) YouTube app that graces Xbox One is one of the few official apps. However, thanks to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) – which allows apps to run on any hardware in the Windows 10 family – Xbox owners might just be about to get their hands on a much better alternative. myTube! – one of the finest YouTube third party apps – has just launched a beta for the new version … Read More »

Gfinity’s Tournament Builder is out now as a free download, exclusively for Xbox One – putting the power of eSports straight into your hands. Gfinity have crafted a brand new app that give more power to you, the player. The tournament builer which enables people to run leagues in games like FIFA and professional style matches in games like Call of Duty and Rocket League. Neville Upton CEO says “We are incredibly excited to launch our Tournament Builder app on Xbox One because, like Microsoft, we are passionate about creating technology that is accessible to everyone” The app is currently … Read More »

The second screen experience. It’s been tackled a lot of different ways – extra missions through SmartGlass in Dead Rising 3, playing Mario Kart on the Wii U controller without even needing the TV on, or moving loot to and from the vault in Destiny using your smart phone. Here are some of our favourites (excluding the Xbox App, of course!) Destiny Item Manager (Chrome Web extension) There are a number of apps and browser extensions that do the job of loot housekeeping, and do it well – in fact it’s taken a while for the official Bungie version to … Read More »

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