Windows 8 apps confirmed to run on Xbox One, no word on second-screen controls
posted by Michael H. / Oct 20, 2013, 4:16 PM
Microsoft teased that Windows 8 apps would work on the Xbox One, and has implied that at some point there will be cross-platform gaming between the Xbox One and Windows 8 machines. Nothing has ever been confirmed, but it looks like Dell might have accidentally confirmed that Windows 8 apps will indeed run on the Xbox One, at least "all your favorite Windows 8 apps" will run and sync to your Xbox One.
The question is in how those apps will be controlled. Using a gaming controller can be extremely annoying for TV app input, which is why Microsoft has been pushing its SmartGlass mobile app, so your tablet or phone can act as a second screen (and most importantly, a screen with a quality keyboard).
We assume there will be more Kinect input, but it would make sense for Microsoft to offer a way to control Windows 8 apps on the Xbox One with a phone or tablet. We'll have to wait on that info as it will likely come with the official Xbone release next month.
source: Dell via Neowin
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Writing with Word while playing Halo? on the SAME screen??? Awweeesommmeee!! n im a ps4 fan.
posted on Oct 20, 2013, 4:53 PM 2
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Word is a program, not a light app that can easily be ran by the XBOne.
posted on Oct 20, 2013, 8:34 PM 0
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"no word on second-screen controls" - "...its SmartGlass mobile app, so your tablet or phone can act as a second screen." As someone with an older xbox 360 and a windows 8 laptop, there's already second screen features available. I might be missing something, but what else is needed?
posted on Oct 20, 2013, 5:29 PM 4
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Its like telling a teacher/professor that your HW/Paper was so easy that I did it on my Xbox One while playing Halo. LOL
posted on Oct 20, 2013, 6:03 PM 6
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Especially with voice input, lol. Heck, could use Kinect to play, voice input for paper, and be hands free save for taking the paper from the printer (students still have to print stuff, they just don't typically email them yet, right?
posted on Oct 20, 2013, 10:35 PM 2
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Why I would use windows 8 apps on a game console?
posted on Oct 20, 2013, 6:04 PM 2
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Gimmick features to get casuals to buy an xbone over a PS4.
posted on Oct 20, 2013, 7:41 PM 3
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Question: aren't a lot of samsung phone features gimmicks? Dont they seem to sell heaps of devices? Dont people get that these gimmicks, which are FEATURES, enhance your use of the device and we should be pushing them more?
posted on Oct 21, 2013, 4:11 AM 0
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