Microsoft Details SkyDrive Experience On Xbox One (Video)

Microsoft today detailed the new SkyDrive experience on Xbox One. SkyDrive on Xbox One allows you to enjoy your photos and videos, or those shared with you, on the big screen. Yes, you can view SkyDrive albums shared with you along with your own content. Microsoft downloads a 1080p thumbnail of the photo you view, but when you want to zoom and pan, Microsoft downloads the full version of the photo. There is also a cool slideshow feature that will enhance the viewing experience.

SkyDrive app also takes advantage of exclusive Xbox One features such as OneGuide, Snap view, voice and gesture support and more.

The Xbox is an all-in-one entertainment device. To help you find content, the Xbox OneGuide is the single source to browse and find live TV, on-demand streaming video from apps, or even your own SkyDrive photos or videos. Apps can plug into the OneGuide platform and show content in the same way you would traditionally read a TV guide.

SkyDrive automatically adds your Pictures folder and the Camera Roll as channels for quick access, but you can also add any folder from the SkyDrive app into the list of app channels. When you select a photo, you are taken directly into a slide show of the picture and the rest of the album. For example, if my friend was on vacation in Hawaii, he could share a photo album with me and I could add it to the OneGuide. Any new pictures he puts in his album will show up in my app channel. This is a much easier way to get updates than looking through the app.

On the Xbox One, apps can be snapped side by side and run simultaneously, which is especially useful for SkyDrive. My favorite combo is snapping in Xbox Music to add a background track to my slide show.

Source: Windows Blog

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