Tagged: UWP

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 »

VLC has been among one of the most versatile and user friendly media players to use on Windows PC’s.  Xbox One may be next to receive VLC as it has now is UWP and has been placed on the Windows Store. The announcement was made by VLC’s developer Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen on Twitter yesterday. #VLC for #XboxOne has been submitted to the store, hopefully it will land in your living rooms in a few days! — Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen (@beauzeh) October 3, 2016 The UWP version of VLC notably supports UPnP and network shares browsing, support for HTTPS and adaptive streaming, hardware decoding, … 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 »

We love our classic consoles. Games from a bygone era – classic, simple, hard as nails. So when we get the merest sniff that we might be able to play some of these classics through the wonders of emulation, we sit up and take notice. Undoubtedly, we’re going to see emulators on our Xbox Ones sooner rather than later, thanks to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and the convergence of the Windows 10 and Xbox stores. We recently brought you the news that Win64e10 – a Nintendo 64 emulator App that runs reasonably happily on Windows 10 – could potentially see the light … Read More »

Anyone who has used a Windows 10 computer may have played around with Cortana and her array of voice commands. Cortana can be used to call a cab through Uber, send a tweet to Twitter, and a bunch of other things that are not available on the Xbox One.  Ever since Cortana has been added to the console, there has been some push back from the community.  Many people still want the traditional Xbox commands we had when the system first launched.  After playing with Cortana on Xbox One, it personally feels slightly better than the original but that is … Read More »

Yesterday Director of Program Management for Xbox, Mike Ybarra, confirmed that Xbox One users can soon expect to see the functionality to develop their own UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps for their consoles. The confirmation came in the form of one of the modern ages preferred forms of communication, Twitter, the below Tweet contains the initial statement: BTW, you will soon be able to create and publish your own UWP apps on Xbox One. I’d love to see the background music apps you come up with! — ♏️ike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) 3 August 2016 The reason I worded it as “initial … Read More »

Universal Windows Apps are coming to Xbox as part of the summer update programme, which – alongside the Windows 10 Anniversary Update – will bring a whole host of new features to Xbox One. The Windows 10 Store hasn’t – yet – succumbed to the tidal wave of shoddy and fake apps that you might find in, for example, another company’s Play store but there are certainly a few oddities that you might be surprised to find in a Microsoft-curated store front. One of these is Win64e10 – a Nintendo 64 emulator that runs on Windows 10 PCs. Of course, the whole area … 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 »

It appears a new preview version of Skype is now available in the Microsoft app store.  This was first discovered on Reddit by user LeftTheUndead but there has been no additional information in regards to changes.  It does seem that Skype will be another app to join the ranks as a universal app between Windows 10 and Xbox One for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).  Currently though the app doesn’t appear to work on the Xbox One but may be there as a test program for Microsoft’s UWP.  Check out the screen shot below of the Xbox One dashboard: Do you … Read More »

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