If information released by Microsoft today is anything to go by, Xbox 360 may soon include support for YouTube and email functionality.
do you have to be gold member? if so, use your PC or PS3 for free.
Anything that`s worth while requires a gold membership.
something the superior service PSN had it for many years for free!!!
PSN or PS3? Oh do I have to remind you that you can't fully utilize YouTube on PS3's Web Browser? You can't watch videos in 480P or above. You can only watch them in 360P. If Microsoft adds this then this will give them a little edge over PS3 in terms of services. If, it'll have HD support. Edit: Read the article. It might be a mini ingame support rather than a full Dashboard one.
I can already watch YouTube on my TiVo HD, PS3, iPod Touch, Android phone and PC.
honestly, i dont see what MS can do with their Live service than add more features (that may or may not be used). MS has nearly (if not all) gaming features that you'd want from your online service.. so I guess now MS is just adding in stuff that no one really asks for, but is a welcome addition. To me, this additions are pointless, but I dont see anything they can add anymore to Live.. So this is actually a good thing that MS is willing to add stuff to their service even though 90% of the Gold members are content with the current service
Who honestly would need email on 360?
Stop with the lame features M$ and give me more games, more exclusives damn it!
with xbox focused on kinect and hand gestures for my multimedia functions and not where i believe they should which is securing exclusive for there core audience i cant justify paying for live anymore no matter what "free" stuff they add to live
How did I know that this article was going to get bombarded with a bunch of PS3 FANBOY FUD. Nothing good can be said about the 360 without a bunch of BS about what's free what's not, what PSN has, blah blah blah. So annoying.
lol the difference is on 360 it will be a nice service that runs smoothly and not running choppy youtube through PS3's ghetto web browser which freezes every other video. You pay for the quality(XBL), and you can tell using Youtube, Facebook or anything else on PS3 should be free, you couldn't charge for that garbage.
Harry is kind of right. The PS3 browser is flaky at times, and usually feels like a waste of time when there's a PC nearby. Whenever Live adds a feature like Facebook or Youtube, you can be sure it will actually be integrated with useful tools for console use.
if your reading this you have a browser why would you want email/youtube support?
Because i'm at work? I don't really get to get on my 360 at work.
I don't have a PC at home - so it'll get some use on my xbox.
there isnt much to complain about, but load times or the PSN's browser are a bit slower than my computer, and like Blacktric stated, youtube's videos can only be viewed in 360p on PSN as well. But just like PSN, being able to check Yahoo email and having Youtube on your 360 wouldnt be a bad thing though, all it would do is just give the $50 a year more bang for your buck.
Youtube... owned by Google. Hmmm...
And yet Sony was dealing with XBL over video content before PSN. Who knows? And yeah, Maximus, expect it to be Gold-only.
yeah i was thinking the same thing, MS and google are in competition of each other (bing Vs. Google, but then again they might have agreed to this since it is just console and this means more for google
Google likes the ads money they can get from 360 or ps 3 viewers.
Rumor is I haven't been even been doing this on my PC and PS3 for free since the dawn of time....
Yup you can even go on Sidereel or watchnewfilms.net and watch all episodes/series/movies on Megavideos(good quality) for free. Don't think anyone really uses that other than me. PS3 blew my mind when I found out how ez it was to play those videos. Can't forget you can also watch megaporn.com on it lol.
"Rumor is I haven't been even been doing this on my PC and PS3 for free since the dawn of time...." Good for you??
And 360 fanboys want to talk about PS3 playing catch up... BTW, my money's on needing Gold for this.
Sure, you can access YouTube and web-based email through your PS3 browser, but there certainly isn't a standalone app for either on the platform. To call it catch up is misleading. This is a cool feature whatever the case may be.
Youtube has a specially dedicated layout for those that access it through the Ps3.
That must be why there's a dedicated YouTube recording & uploading feature for the PS3? PAIN, PixelJunk, Just Cause, etc. They all use it. They ask if you want to save it to the HDD or upload to YouTube (they even include the YouTube logo design). On top of that, they have a special YouTube page for easier viewing on the PS3 Browser and an editing tool that allows you to edit and upload vids straight to YouTube. Oh, and the PS3 & PSP have special "Internet Search" tools powered by... you guessed it... Google. All of that just happens to be YouTube compatible...
Why would you need a standalone app when you have a fully functioning web-browser?
There are certain areas in which the PSN needs to catch up with XBL, and certain areas XBL needs to catch up with PSN. It goes both ways, there just isn't as many articles for 360 getting features PS3 already has, so when an articles does pop up like this, its easy for you to make that claim because it doesn't happen often.
i cant speak for others, but i love the fact that i get two completely different experiences from my two major gaming platforms. i would never want them to be too similar. thats why i bought both.
There's a difference between playing catchup and having a shitty little browser effort that's an excuse to proper support.
even the Wii has a browser
true. i personally want to see some improvement to youtube on PS3. quality, speed and a removal of XL page. IMO but youtube is everywhere now not just PC. good job that its coming xbox 360. gamers love to have it.
There's actually a dirty little secret you should know about... http://www.google.com/suppo... Hush, hush...
Cool, one day we'll have features like this on our mobile phones.
I lol'd and +bubble'd
Oh FFFFUUUUU-- First degree burn, my fishy friend. +bubble.
I just hope the videos look clear and HD quality. On my PS3 YouTube videos are kinda low quality for some reason. I guess it's the resolution or something.
but they shouldn't require a payed subscription to access multiplayer or otherwise free internet functions especially since almost all there games are hosted p2p and not with dedicated servers
Just posting this idea already makes it better than Harry Potter..............."XBo x.....Email"
Everything already does, but YouTube? Microsoft and Google playing nice? I doubt it. It's an awesome feature for those who haven't tried any YouTube stuff on PS3, though! You get to record, upload, edit, view and a bunch of other cool stuff right there on the PS3.
Playing nice? What? Google is already on everything and Windows runs everything. The iphone has Google apps. Why would this be any different.
Trust me, if google were able to take away the google apps on iphone, they would. The way Apple and Google are acting, they've become phone OS rivals now.
The iPhone isn't a Microsoft product. Microsoft tried to counter some of Google's email services by acquiring Yahoo, which failed because Yahoo turned them down. They also released Bing to compete with Google. Microsoft is releasing the Windows 7 Phone to compete with the Android (Google) and iPhones. Google isn't on EVERYTHING. Facebook is on everything. It's even on N4G. They don't play nice unless they have to (kinda like the Sony/Microsoft relationship. They play nice when it comes to laptops, not in the gaming industry.)
@white-sharingan Trust you? Why? Google's whole business model is based on ads and spreading into other markets. They could block youtube on the iphone and apple could block the app, but it wouldn't make sense for either of them to do so, because they both would lose users. @Dweezy Of course the iphone isn't a Microsoft product. Up ead making an example of how rival companies "play nice." Windows Mobile has been around for years. Windows Phone 7 is just their next step, but it HAS to be released because they lost so much market share. That's not the same kind of situation I'm talking about. You have to be kidding about google not being everywhere though. I'm taking about more than google search.
@KwietStorm- http://gizmodo.com/5483662/... google has their own OS now, google wants people to buy their OS (phones with their OS, android), and I know some people (including me) who pick phones, or consoles, computers, etc. by the exclusive features it has. Having google earth, maps, goggles, translate, etc. all in only one OS could benefit google greatly. Sure they would lose iphone users, but they want to keep growing, and not just stay in one place, which is why Playstation games are exclusive to playstation products, microsoft games to xbox products and nintendo games to nintendo products. Besides, apple is planning on having their own "google earth" type app http://gizmodo.com/5371694/...
Why do they keep turning this thing into a smart phone with all these apps. Just add a browser and call it a day. Email support? Really?
youtube videos look amazing on my ps3 nothing like watching them on the bigscreen! Glad to hear xbox after all these years may finally get that option! I really wish microsoft would just add a browser for us, no need for all them tabs.
Youtube would be cool. Email I'd prefer to check on laptop/pc My 360s and PS3 are sitting right next to eachother under the TV is the thing though. I'd likely turn on the PS3 since I can go to youtube then switch sites when I get bored. Maybe go on N4G
Why don't they just add a web browser? I mean they add Facebook, Netflix, and Last FM. They should just release a web browser compatible with all of these, along with youtube and email.
It might come. I think MS are worried it will open upto to many gateways for abuse. besides if it came and was anything like the browser on my Ps3 i wouldn't want it anyway. Just too slow IMO
You actually need a PC to get a browser on the 360. The irony...
Accessing the Internet freely from a device that is connected to the Internet? What a futuristic idea! LOL
I just found out that my PS3 youtube can run videos 1080p/720p wonder if Xbox 360 would be able to do that.
Would be cool, I guess. Record your own stuff direct from the kinect cam and upload it. Oh I see plenty of lolz coming to youtube.
If they just added a browser they would'nt be making any money on it. They want to make as much money as possible by making deals with individual websites. Makes sense, but it sucks for us.
using a web browser on your tv is not a good experience, so i guess this new features wont be so great, according to MS
Just saying, not arguing, but the 360 does already have an internet browser... it's pretty pointless as you have to be connected through the 'windows media centre', which means your pc will be on and you will probably rather just use that, BUT you can still go on Youtube and any other site on your xbox 360. Look on youtube for a tutorial or something.
Remember the days when consoles only played games. How did we ever survive.
Also either had less than decent PC, or overly expensive ones. You took what they gave you - and liked it!
welcome to the past.. I am a charter Gold Live member and always wanted a browser, email on Live.. good to see Live is catching up with features..
Why dont they just add Internet Explorer? It would save the hassle of making stand alone applications for each service.
Stop with the useless features MS and start making new IP's.
consoles are turning into closed platform and gimped pcs.
I dont consider this a downward spiral... for the $$$ you spend on a console, these features just add more value to it. PC diehards diss consoles and for me I could never understand why..since they are 2 totally different price points...
Only thing I noticed with PS3 youtube is that I could not see the HD option like on PC, does it have this yet? anyway if the Xbox-360 gets it I hope the HD option is there.
PSST... there's a reason for that, I posted it above (there's also a solution if you keep reading said post), SHHH...
Youtube I like, videos and consoles yes...email and consoles...yeah I dunno