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Changes to Cortana aren’t the only changes on the way for Xbox One owners. Microsoft is just about to launch the Creators Update – a significant upgrade for Windows 10 devices, including Xbox One. That’s probably worth a reminder: inside every Xbox One there beats a Windows 10 heart – it’s the reason why we have such a diverse range of apps and why we believe the Xbox One ecosystem has such a bright future. And things will only get brighter with the Creators Update or, more accurately, a series of updates that will occur throughout 2017, the first of which … Read More »

Great news for Oculus Rift owners as it has been announced you can now stream Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games straight to the virtual reality headset. The update, announced as a feature of the Xbox One Streaming app, allows you to stream if your PC and Xbox One are connected to the same network. You’ll be able to choose from three different virtual theater modes. This will give the feeling of playing on the big screen, but at a lower resolution. Xbox’s Major Nelson reports on the feature in the video below; It appears this works in … Read More »

Microsoft have announced that Beam, the interactive livestreaming service they acquired in August, will be integrated into Windows 10 and Xbox One as part of the free Windows 10 Creators Update due early 2017. Building Beam right into Windows 10 and Xbox One will allow anyone on Xbox Live the opportunity to become a game broadcaster without the need for additional software. Beam differs from other more popular livestream services in that it allows viewers to have greater involvement into the streamer’s gameplay. Viewers earn XP and ‘Sparks’ which can be spent in interactive streams and best of all, Beam … Read More »

Another music streaming app, Pandora, will play background music on Xbox One, joining others including Microsoft’s own Groove Music. That’s according to Xbox don, Mike Ybarra, who announced that over the next 24 hours the Pandora app will receive an update that allows background music. Pandora will update over the next 24 hours to include background music on Xbox One functionality! #Xbox — ♏️ike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) August 29, 2016 This means that users of the service will be able to listen to their own music collections while they game (Try trash metal Minecraft, for instance). When they rolled out the … Read More »

Looks like Mircosoft have some plans to change the way you consume your livestreams through your Xbox. It was announced on Xbox Wire that Microsoft have purchased the up and coming livestreaming service Beam, for an undisclosed sum. Unlike Twitch, Beam has a focus on the audience interacting with the livestreamer, whether that be through giving the streamer different challenges on Minecraft, or picking their loadouts in a multiplayer game. In the blog post on Xbox Wire, Chad Gibson, Partner Group Manager for Xbox Live has this to say: “We at Xbox are excited about this convergence between playing and watching, … Read More »

So playing your Xbox One games on a Windows 10 mobile may well become a thing, if one Reddit user is to be believed. You can check it out yourself by opening up the mobile Xbox app and heading to the Game Hub of any game you own. Here you’ll see the streaming icon and ‘Play from Console’ – it used to say ‘Play on Console’. Hit it and… And nothing. The user reported seeing a streaming bar at the top of the screen, before receiving one of two error messages. If the console’s not linked to your Xbox One app, … Read More »

Microsoft has made a stealthy announcement today – a partnership with TV giant HBO. So now, fans of Game of Thrones, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and True Detective can get all their televisual fix just by downloading the app from the Xbox One dashboard. On their official site, Microsoft states… With HBO NOW on Xbox One get instant access to ALL of HBO – every episode of every season of HBO’s addictive original series, the biggest and latest hit movies, and so much more. No TV package required! Just one tiny little catch. The service is only available … Read More »

While the virtual reality revolution continues to pick up pace, Microsoft’s AR headset is quietly carving its own path. The Hololens developer kit went on sale after the company’s Build conference, and since then we’ve heard… Not much. Until now. It’s now confirmed: the new headset will definitely have the ability to stream the Xbox One directly to Hololens, thanks to the Windows 10 Xbox app. That makes sense. Gamers already have the ability to stream their console directly to their Windows 10 desktops and laptops – so it’s natural that the option is also available for the AR device. … Read More »

We’re here! The Division release day has arrived and some people in the world are already playing the game. And with that, many streamers that will include some of us at XboxOneUk.com showing our ugly interesting faces. So how many is “many”? At the time of posting, and as you can see below, the game has shot into 5th place most streams on Twitch with over 30,000 viewers watching 4415 streamers which I can only imagine will increase over the day and following weeks. As people are learning and leveling their new characters, exploring the world and, in some cases … Read More »

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