The sun is rising on the next generation of games consoles, with Xbox One available to purchase in the UK from 22 November 2013.
Microsoft’s most powerful console to date, Xbox One is packed full of innovative new features, several of which are set to transform the home entertainment experience.
Xbox One will change how you watch movies, and below, we explore five of the features that have been designed to do just that…
The Xbox One will become the Jarvis to your Iron Man with an array of voice activated commands. Want to choose a film for the evening? Simply tell your Xbox One to select a specific title, and away you go: all Xbox One’s playback options available, without the touch of a button…
Vocal commands were previously possible with the Kinect add-on for Xbox 360, but the system is now in-built, with the Xbox One itself turned on with the simple command, “Xbox on”. No more rummaging for that remote…
Want to tweet along your reactions to a movie without halting playback? With Xbox One, it is possible to run two applications simultaneously, and on the same screen.
So, if you are playing a film on Xbox One and want to access your Twitter account, you’ll be able to, without even having to pause the film. Want to hear what your friends are saying about a film as you watch it? Snap your Twitter and video playback together and you can do both in split-screen. Entertainment multitasking has arrived.
Skype and Watch
Skype has been specially designed for Xbox One, to allow you to chat with family and friends across the world while using your home entertainment system. Better still, video calls are now fully HD, with the Kinect sensor working in tandem with your broadband connection to send one-to-one Skype video calls in full 1080p resolution.
You can even add a Skype video call alongside your other Xbox One activities, allowing you to watch a movie with a friend in a completely different time zone, via an audio link or a picture-in-picture video call. With Xbox One you can hold a movie night wherever, whenever.
Home Away From Home
With Xbox One, you can set up your own personalised home screen, allowing you easy access to your favourite games, applications and entertainment.
Staying with friends, but still want access to your movie collection? No problem. Sign into Xbox Live on any Xbox One, and your home screen, digital games, content, profile and saves come to you. All your movies will now be stored in the Cloud, meaning you can access them remotely. Home sweet home, wherever you are.
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