#6 – Game DVR and Upload Studio Let You Record and Share Your Greatest Moments
Imagine you’re in the middle of an intense race or a battle and you want to record this ultimate gaming moment. With Game DVR on Xbox One, you can capture your greatest moments, add your own creative touch with Upload Studio and share with your friends. By simply saying “Xbox, record that” your gameplay is recorded. Or, you can take advantage of a five-minute buffer that’s constantly recording in case something remarkable happens and you weren’t expecting it. With the Upload Studio, you can turn your gameplay footage into a work of art, record a taunt over the segment, add a skin and share it with your friends.
#7 – Do Two Things at Once
You can also choose to snap two experiences together – so you can play a game while you watch TV or listen to Xbox Music. Or, watch the big NFL game while you manage your fantasy football team. For gamers, snapping Machinima opens up a whole new world of opportunity. Just by saying “Xbox, Snap Machinima,” the Machinima app will be snapped next to “Dead Rising 3” or your favorite game, and walk-throughs, game reviews, help videos and more will appear.
#8 – Skype on the Big Screen, With Groups and Free Long Distance
Skype is amazing on Xbox One, offering the only big screen experience with Group Video Chat with up to four people. Kinect is the only camera in the world that will follow the caller and pan and zoom automatically as if you had your own camera man. You can talk with your friends while surfing the Web or checking the latest stats of a sports team. And have full 1080p video calls for one-to-one chats on your TV. 1
#9 – OneGuide Delivers Personalized Guide to TV, Apps and More
Xbox One has its own TV listings guide that can be navigated with your voice. Say “Xbox, what’s on Discovery Channel?” and boom, there you have the list of shows. Call out your favorite TV show by name and start watching it instantly. And, Xbox One is the only system that brings together your favorite TV channels and entertainment app channels into one screen. Create your own personal Favorites in OneGuide, so you can easily choose what you want to watch – whether it’s on Fox, CBS, NBC, ESPN, Hulu Plus or the NFL on Xbox One app. For the first time you don’t have to juggle multiple screens across cable TV, video streaming services and other entertainment apps to quickly find the entertainment you’re looking for.
#10 – Xbox SmartGlass Enhances Gaming in New Way
You can use the Xbox SmartGlass app for Xbox One to stay connected with the Xbox Live community to check your Achievements and game progress, watch Game DVR clips and message your friends in the living room or on the go. Xbox SmartGlass can be used to navigate the Home screen, search, or browse the web. And, on Xbox One, Xbox SmartGlass displays game help and hints during gameplay and can support up to 16 devices at one time across your favorite games and entertainment. You can also search the entire Xbox catalog and pin content so it’s waiting for you when you turn on your console. The Xbox SmartGlass app is a free download for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, iOS and Android devices and will be available on Nov. 22.
Today we’re sharing the very first wave of some of the biggest names in entertainment, coming to Xbox One, including Netflix, Hulu Plus, Machinima and Twitch. Just like on Xbox 360, new apps will be rolling out on a regular basis. Check out the full list of partners launching throughout this spring by region here.
If you’re ready for the complete, all-in-one games and entertainment system, we’re just mere weeks away. Xbox One launches Nov. 22.
1 For 1080p video call, both users must have compatible HD displays, web cams, messaging clients, and broadband internet.
Specific features and content may vary by market and may change over time. Some features, including online multiplayer, Skype, Game DVR, Upload Studio, Xbox SmartGlass, and Internet Explorer, require Xbox Live Gold membership.