Video interview with Yusuf Mehdi on Xbox Live TV.
I for one will be using this for sure. Future proof!
I'm sure you will
Tv will be an essential part of the Xbox Experience.
Sits back and waits for the Zombie hoard known as PS fanboys to do what they do best and ruin this X1 article. Anyway. This is very innovative I must say. I really hope MS delivers with this supposed "All In One" console.
Go turn your television on to preview this feature early.
didn't know my tv could skype... or snap two programmes at the same time..
People don't realize MSFT is only after selling the console to XBLG buyers, the whole revenue for them, multiplatform publisher provides the gaming part, forget about exclusives this gen, more than 1 or 2 per year, last years of the X360 are the X1 future within 2 years. Why would MSFT invest lots of money in games and risk lose money if they get your granny to pay for XBLG? Are multis enough for people and their stuff is TV then X1 is a good choice Personally, don't watch TV at all nor news, I watch only movies and play games, I like to have full control over my entertainment
Yes, people, listen to mazzinger, hes right, switch to Sony, they care about you, want you to be so happy. Every few years they will think of you and bring out a new media format for you to invest in, they will offer you freebies though. However if that format does not take off, your on your own... do not go MS, they will shaft you.
They should just show a demo.
This sounds really interesting. I like the snapping of skype so I can watch sports or whatever while video calling with buddies... that's a great idea! I live in Australia, though and i hope all this magic is not just for the US of A. It would suck for other countries to miss out on this stuff. Getting excited about this box for sure!
from what i have heard from an EB manager the TV applications wont be available in Australia at launch and they arent sure when they will be.
I genuinely don't understand this TV feature. You still have to have your cable box, so what's different? I know the Xbox puts a layout over the TV, but my TV already does that. I am sorry, but for me it sounds absurd to use the Xbox for watching TV, when you have your tv for watching TV. It sounds redundant, like for example, your TV has netflix, your Xbox has netflix, your bluray player has netflix. At most you're just having a choice on which device you use it. The same might be true for TV feature on Xbox. If someone could tell me what are the benefits of having your cable box to the Xbox, because I don't see them.
sure. the way I see it, being able to interface with the tv allows the xbox one to act as universal remote for every device in your living room, and it's personalized for everyone in the house. IMO, the extra $100 is a steal for a good universal remote. In addition to that, the snap feature coupled with the tv feature can allow for an augmented tv experience. Maybe that means skyping your friend after a crazy sports play. Maybe that means actually accruing points as you play along with a game show. Maybe that means winning a reward for guessing what will happen when walking dead returns from commercial break. It has the potential to make passive tv watching more interactive. Whether those kinds of things interests a large number of gamers remains to be seen. But it certainly interests me.
Don't think of just watching TV with it alone.. if anyone remembers 1vs100 now imagine that with real life game shows.. think about when the elections come up and you bet to voice opinions with others who are on the Xbox One and watching the same thing... Don't look at it as just watching TV, but having some interaction and participation of what's going on, on the screen...
@colonel Like showan said, don't think of it as JUST to watch tv. It's an integration of tv, to go along with everything else. I may not ever have to use a remote again, I could seamlessly go from playing COD or Battlefield to watching tv while waiting for the match to start. Then while watching tv, the xbox will tell me that my match is about to start, then I can instantly switch back to the game. No one is buying the system so that they can "watch tv" its the interaction and coolnes of being able to instantly switch between inputs without having to find a remote, and being able to make things easier and quicker for the user.
@MazzingerZ... Microsoft says they are putting $1-billion towards games for next gen. I'm not sure how much goes towards each game, but that's a lot of loot. That can be 10games at $100-million each.. or 20-games at $50-million each.. or a ton of loot just thrown at 3rd parties studios to get exclusive rights on games... I believe the TV integration also pulls in Hulu and Netflix content as well... but I could be dead wrong on this part...
Don't forget that $1 billion is also for timed exclusives and DLC
Can't wait.. That's gaming, entertainment,innovation, future proofing, dedicated servers...in One box.
This is soooo dope!
http://m.youtube.com/watch?... Cheaper alternative
still requires that you have your cell phone to use this feature, on top of that doesn't have all the other integrated features of combining skype, gameplay and still get notification while you watch tv...
Combined features still not worth $500...
well I look at it as 100 dollars for kinect and the extra functions...
plus you get P90x, Insanity and many more fitness titles and games and integration.
I hadn't given it much thought before, but with the deeply integrated TV features in the system, to the point that the cable box is actually connected to it, with a running UI, doesn't this propose a situation where our xbox is always on? And I don't mean any kind of pun, I mean like you end a gaming session, switch to TV for another ____ amount of hours, but the box obviously is still running. Isn't this worrisome for anyone?
no becuase it was designed to be on for 10 years
Constantly? It was designed to constantly be on for 10 years?
@ kwiet http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... MS really wants this box to be the centre of the living room and it looks like they have designed the hardware with constant use in mind, for ten years, no less! Clever.
well it's rumoured it can be on for 10 years on the go so http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
Not really worrisome,I think that's always been the idea. In fact the term 'always on' has been a huge part of their marketing campaign... it's also why they've put some much effort into its variable power states.
yea i made a comment before about this .im a ps guy but ive been thinkin about gettin an x1 later but the thought of leaving the system on all the time just seems to be askin for heating problems i meen like in my house it could literally be on 16 hours a day or more ill wait for a while before i get a x1 and see how reliable it is under heavy daily use before i get 1
I'll watch TV on my TV and save some electricity. Someone explain to me how this isn't superfluous. It's not even a DVR which would have made it worthwhile.
you can still use your dvr for that through x1
At least Xbone has something in 1080p apart from last gen effects Forza 5. TV, TV, TV!
Not sure why he stated that doing group video chat has never been done before because I do this all the time on my PS3...
Can you play a game while doing it though?
He never mentions playing a game while in group chat. In fact he never mentions doing anything while in group chat. He mentions watching tv or surfing and getting a call from an "individual". Whether or not snapping will be allowed while in group chat I'm not sure. But we will find out soon enough.
4 min into the video he said you can snap skype and play a game at the same time...
Who the hell wants to skype while playing a game? This is pretty pointless. Having multiple operating systems to perform this snapping gimmick crap is the reason its using all its resources and not able to obtain 1080p in games. Microsoft seems to forget these are gaming consoles first and formost. People have pcs and tablets for all this social bs.
Watch it again tiger. Your mistaken he says you can both meaning 2 people play a game while in video chat. I would need him to clarify that point but I'm not sure if group char will be possible while playing a game.
Before I saw this, I actually thought the Xbox One had a somewhat fair chance to do alright if there weren't too many other missteps... I believe Xbox One will flop, perhaps not immediately, but with two years.
so let me get this straight the tv part is 1080p f*** that the games arent tho
I cant wait for this feature, the fact the box will always be on will mean im actually more inclined to game, during adverts or when you want to catch up on the latest show, the fact that you can switch instantly between games and tv without that extra button press or having to boot up the machine is a big deal! You are always connected which means more immersion in your games, your content.
"You are always connected which means more immersion in your games, your content." Would think it would be the opposite. Being able to do on the spot FAQ and replays of a game as you play it, allowing yourself to become distracted by a video call or a TV show you just have to look "now" rather than simply playing a game, would lead to less connection. Kind of echos my issues with iOS games and them being seen as equal to console titles. Like a $1 game meant to be played for a few minutes which can be played for hours is *NOT* the same as a $60 game meant to be played for hours. What we're really talking about here is something which trivializes immersion. Because of the ease of distraction this offers a lot of people rather than working for or through content will just look up or be told walkthroughs online aping what they've searched for. Thinking about it the PS4's SHARE button is no better if not worse. Offering the option to let someone play for you while you watch.
this is your opinion and of course you are entitled to it, what works for you may not work for me but arent all these things just 'features' if you dont like them just dont use them. Its obvious ms are heavily invested in games and have been for a long time before the release of X1 all this stuff is extra and thats a bad thing?
Yes. They've been so about games that after 12 years they have all of two or three in-house development studios worth mentioning and they had to move several 360 titles over to the XB1 to bolster its launch library. When they first showed off XB1 spent over 2/3 the time on TV, while showing off one multiplatform title. I mean they are invested in games, have put in a lot of money for limited exclusive content, but its been largely shallow and superficial. With lots of room left for misrepresentation claims.
Lol!!! im sorry I really am. But this sold nothing to me. All this stuff I can already do now with my cell phone, laptops and tablets. DVR on your ccurrent cable or satellite does what you want it to do. If you dont have cable or satellite that means you are using your Internet to catch up on yiur shows. Why would an average consumer want to spend 500 bucks or more on something they already have. It makes no sense. If you are going to say voice commands that is pretty weak considering A. Somebody already posted that and got negative votes or B. Its pretty damn obvious that is useless.
First we buy Xbox because we are gamer's and its for the games, this is really just a added on bonus. for me who is a gamer who waiting for my brother to come on line that i can still watch TV and i can still get notifications and messages while watching TV I think that is pretty sweet....
hey guess what? you dont have to buy it!!!! what ms is trying to do is considered the holy grail of entertainment and if they pull it off its going to be huge! all these naysayers are short sighted, this is a feature you think you dont need but once youve had it, it will be hard to go back!
$500 for a game console and a voice controlled universal remote that does a personal profile for everyone in my house... thats plenty useful. Sure I can do most of those things on my laptop, or cellphone, or tablet, but on xbox one not I can do it hands free, on my big screen tv, and all at the same time.
Plain Station 4 fan boys are going to hate regardless unless Sony has the feature and all of a sudden, it's like Jesus within their console.
Yeahh, I made a similar comment over here: http://n4g.com/comments/red... It's N4g. SNAFU.
Considering I live outside the US, and wouldn't have access to all these TV features, I'm glad the PS4 is a 'plain' games console. That way, I don't have to pay for stuff I can't use. OT: The integration will be a great add-in feature for those picking up an XB1, though I'm not sure it's a selling point on its own.
I've owned all the MS & Sony consoles over the years, but I have to say I'm just not excited with XB1. This TV integration doesn't do anything to help me feel any differently, especially for $500. I'm sure I'll end up getting an XB1 at some point, but probably not until we see a price drop. I still want to hear more about how the NFL will be integrated as well. The only thing that interests me so far is the kinect with the new fitness programs coming out. For now I'll be starting off next gen with PS4 and PC.
The fitness stuff looks interesting to me too, but I heard that there is a separate subscription on top of live. Does anyone know if that's true?
This is true. Xbox fitness will be free until December 2014, then you'll need a subscription. It's unclear what the price will be, but several of the included workout programs are very expensive. It could end up being a steal, even ontop of xbox live.
@mhunterjr Thanks for the info. I keep an eye on it for more details. Offering it for free was a good idea to get people to jump on board. I guess if you're actually going to use the program it's no different than paying a gym fee.
they can hate all they want...but no one can deny the features of the xbox one are damn awesome.......ms has done a great job.
i could see this being cool enough... but honestly, the things he points out, i can do with my cell phone while watching tv; skype... fantasy scores... comcast guide etc. Granted, this is cool... but doesn't warrant a $500 price tag. to each his own, but i'll happily stick with my $400 ps4. with all the games given out over ps+ and it's own unique potential (gaikai, touchpad, better specs, camera functions etc), i'll find myself enjoying the ps4 just fine. but i can also see why microsoft went this direction. Most of my 360 friends are watching netflix most of the time, and microsoft wanted to incorporate that function into their newest console. more power to em, just not as important to me
I got rid of cable a while ago, but I have a PC hooked to my TV, I'm going to snap between watching shows on my PC and playing games.
If this actually worked in the uk I might be interested. They openly admit its going to be some time before it will though, if ever. I would love to pick one up but just can't justify it given that none of these added value features will actually work. This is crazy considering the uk is like the second Xbox strong hold. How to ruin your market share overnight.
["Xbox One: Official Live Tv Integration Features -- [1080p]"] Lets not forget you have to pay for Live BEFORE you can enjoy these inherent eXB0Ne features! Now with Sony I do not have to buy PS+ to enjoy the console's inherent features but I am getting it anyway for the quality games and goodies you get for free on a regular basis.
You don't have to be A gold member to enjoy The live tv segment
That's nice MS isn't charging you to watch your already expensive television through their UI connection point. However snapping and everything else media is behind a pay wall. What else is this good for if someone like me who doesn't use cable? Is it a ways feature?
@5eriously. I live people who answer their own question. You try your fanboy PS put down on the XB1 about having to buy gold and then you admit you'll buy PS+ anyway. How many XB1 buyers do you think won't buy gold anyway? The most important features of both consoles are behind an annual sub so the point is moot.
Not everyone in the world blessed with a future ownership of an eXB0Ne or PS4 can or want to afford the live or PSN services so in the one case it's no major consequence and in the other case it's a calamity as the main touted features the person already paid for will not be available for them. Funny how some people are completely unable to see the big picture but they attempt feebly to look and sound intellectual or intelligent on the internet.
I could easily watch tv and ring up a friend using my mobile without the use of skype.
in Australia for free?
The TV-Sports functionality doesn't work with any of the cable TVs in my region of Asia. But the Skype camera Snap part would be very appealing for many soccer-football fans here, but I'm not sure if we have a large following of football-fans/gamers who are inclined to share living room privacy AND can afford the USD console price + tax :/
Why isn't he showing it while talking? Why have it setup as a boring ass interview? Things are so much more attractive when you see them in action.