Plex is landing on the Xbox One, finally bringing personal media to Microsoft’s new game console. An Xbox 360 app is also imminent.
The YouTube app on your television may be getting a makeover: [company]Google[/company] has updated the interface for its YouTube App for TV to reduce the number of clicks needed to get around menus armed only with a remote control. The update has already rolled out to [company]Microsoft’s[/company] Xbox One, and will head to other streaming devices “in the following weeks.” The new interface relocates subscriptions to channels and videos to a menu on the left hand side, like on the web, and it also puts a search bar on the top of the default home page. You can check out a preview of the interface in your browser here.
Microsoft is giving European Xbox One owners a way to watch live TV without paying for cable.
Six-second videos on 50-inch screens? It’s gonna happen this year, thanks to a new Vine app for the Xbox One.
Netflix streaming just got a bit less expensive for Xbox users who now don’t have to pay for an Xbox Live Gold subscription anymore to access the video service.
Skype(s msft) group video calling will be free on desktop computers and the Xbox One, said Microsoft in a blog post Monday. Previously, the feature was included as part of Skype Premium, a subscription plan costing $8.99 per month. According to Skype marketing manager Phillip Snalune, “in the future, we’ll be enabling group video calling for all our users across more platforms – at no cost.” Hopefully, those platforms include Skype’s mobile apps on iOS(s aapl), Android(s goog), and Windows Phone.
Hulu is adding the capability to cast videos to game consoles to its mobile apps. This makes the company the third major publisher to take multiscreen beyond Chromecast.
Microsoft crammed numerous announcements into a three hour keynote event on Wednesday at its Build event. Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox all get new features and some of them are shared, bringing more consistency to the Windows user experience.
Major League Baseball’s MLB.tv launched on Microsoft’s (S MSFT) Xbox One Tuesday, giving users of Microsoft’s new game console a way to watch live baseball games as well as replay full games from the archives. As always, blackout rules apply, and users need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription as well as a MLB.tv Premium subscription — but if you are a cord cutter who want to follow your team from back home, this may be the best way to do it.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was deemed one of the worst video games of all times, and legend has it that Atari buried all copies in shame. Now, Microsoft wants to dig them up.