Updated 24 May, 2013, 7:53 pm IST
SkyDrive comes to Xbox 360
| by Nishtha Kanal |
Microsoft is going full throttle in its drive to expand the reach of its cloud service to all its platforms. The company recently announced that it would be launching a dedicated SkyDrive app for Xbox 360.
The new SkyDrive app for Xbox 360
The app allows you to view photos or videos on your television sets. You can even share them with your family and friends through your Xbox and even view those shared with you. If you own and use a Windows phone, your images will be available on the TV via your Xbox. For this, your Xbox LIVE and Windows Phone must have the same Microsoft account sign in.
Another new feature in the SkyDrive for Xbox 360 app is an interesting 'Party Slide Show' feature. Using this feature, you can play slide-shows on your TV as a kind of background while there is a party going on. You can even choose to play videos from the last party or holiday in the background.
The SkyDrive for Xbox 360 app supports Kinect voice controls and gestures, as well as remote and controller input that can make surfing through images and data a breeze. Essentially, you can activate slideshows of images or open folders with simple voice commands.
Microsoft has been expanding SkyDrive in a big way. The app was given a facelift in August, including a new look modelled on the new Windows 8 UI and was enhanced to upload faster. The SkyDrive app was subsequently released for Android and Windows 8, taking competitors Dropbox, which came bundled with some Android phones, head on.
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