Details Of Xbox Experience On Windows 8 and Windows Phone

At E3 yesterday, Microsoft first announced the Xbox on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Xbox will become the premium entertainment experience for video, music, and games on Xbox 360, on Windows 8 and on Windows Phone.

There will be three main parts in this new Xbox experience,

  • Xbox Music: The Music app on Windows 8 is a new way to listen to all the music you love at home or on the go. With a Windows 8 PC or other Windows 8-based device, you get instant access to millions of songs to stream.  Select your favorites or create a SmartDJ playlist around the artists you love most. Like what you hear?  You can purchase songs in the music store or, with a music subscription offering, get unlimited access to music across all your devices, like your Windows 8 PC, devices or TV. You can even download music to your personal library for offline listening wherever you are. The Music app on Windows 8 makes it easy to listen to music any way you want.
  • Xbox Games: Play all the games you care about, and great Microsoft Studio exclusives with Games on Windows 8. With your Windows 8 PC or tablet, you get access to classic favorites, hits, and new games built exclusively for Windows by Microsoft Studios. And with the  Games app on Windows 8, you can earn achievements, build your Gamerscore, connect with friends, and create and customize your own unique Avatar. Plus, find and purchase great console games, from the convenience of your Games app on Windows 8, making it easier than ever to find and play the games you care about.
  • Xbox Video: Watch the latest HD movies and TV shows with the Video app on Windows 8. Rent or buy new blockbuster movies and classic favorites, or stay up with last night’s episodes of your favorite TV shows. And with Video on Windows 8 you get instant-on HD, with no waiting. Plus, the video you buy can be enjoyed wherever you want. Start watching on your Xbox 360, and pick-up where you left off on any of your Windows 8-based devices at no extra cost. Xbox makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are.

Apart from these apps, both Windows Phone and Windows 8 will have Xbox SmartGlass apps for an enhanced game and entertainment experience.

  • Xbox SmartGlass: Later this year, the power of companion scenarios comes to life in new ways with Xbox SmartGlass. Use your Windows 8-based devices as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced game and entertainment experience. Control and interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music and games by simple flicks, gestures, and pinch and zoom. Start watching on one of your devices and flick it to your TV to keep watching on the big screen. Xbox SmartGlass helps you easily discover more things to do by showing new activities related to what you’re already watching or playing on TV. And now play Xbox 360 games in a new way when you add a phone or tablet as a screen just for you. Xbox SmartGlass will be available on Windows 8-based PCs and devices, iPhone, iPad and Android phones.

What do you think of these new Entertainment apps for Windows & Windows Phone platform ?

via: Major Nelson

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