Report: Microsoft to launch Xbox TV media streamers

Apple has a media streaming box called the Apple TV. Amazon has the Fire TV. Google has the Chromecast (and the Android TV platform for third-party hardware). And Microsoft? The company has the Xbox platform… which is basically an expensive video game console that costs about 10 times as much as a Chromecast. But soon […]

Report: DVR functionality coming soon to the Xbox One

Microsoft may have killed off its Windows Media Center software for PCs. But that doesn’t mean the company is turning its back on software that lets you record live TV programs for later viewing. According to Paul Thurrott, an update for the Xbox One game console/media center is coming soon, and it will bring support for […]

Xbox Elite Wireless controller has swappable components

Ever wish you could change the button layout on your game controller? This fall Microsoft plans to launch a Wireless Elite controller for Xbox and Windows 10 PCs… and some of its components are swappable. The Elite Wireless Xbox One controller is available for pre-order for $150. At first glance, the Elite Wireless controller looks […]

Xbox Music streams songs on-demand for free on the web (for a fee on mobile devices)

Microsoft is expanding its Xbox Music service in a big way. The company is launching new Android and iOS apps which you can use to stream millions of songs and albums for $10 per month or $100 a year. Or you can listen for free using the Xbox Music website. That’s in addition to the […]

Microsoft SkyDrive photo and video files now available for XBox 360

Microsoft’s SkyDrive is about to get a whole lot more useful. This cloud storage system allows you to upload and access files from mobile devices such as computers and smartphones seamlessly. A SkyDrive app is now available for XBox, so you can view videos and pictures on your TV. This is good for people who […]

Microsoft introduces Xbox Music service (music streaming + purchases)

Microsoft is relaunching its Zune music service with a new name. Xbox Music will launch for Xbox 360 users tomorrow. Later this month it will be available more widely once Windows 8 launches on October 26th. Xbox Music is designed to take on Spotify, Rdio, Pandora  iTunes, Amazon MP3, and pretty much every other music […]