The eighth-generation video game console from Microsoft, the Xbox One, is noted not only for its powerful gaming capabilities, but also for a number of multimedia options the entire family can enjoy.
Xbox One Games
There are more than a thousand games available for Xbox One, including some very exciting exclusive titles such as Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, or any of the celebrated Halo games — this alone could make the Xbox One your best console choice. Also available are legendary series such as Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty and Madden NFL. Most of the games are available in both physical and digital formats, but a few are available only through Xbox digital game download.
Features You'll Appreciate
A key part of your Xbox One experience is Xbox Live, which enables you to buy game downloads and watch videos, share your recorded gameplay, and keep track of your friends' achievements and game progress. You can also subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, which allows you to play multiplayer games online, plus get free games and access to members-only deals and discounts. The Xbox Live store features Twitch live streams of any game that's being played at the moment, so you can watch a game in action before you decide to buy it.
Xbox One is backward-compatible with Xbox 360 games, including both digital games and physical game discs, so you can continue to enjoy many of your favorite games, or try out classics you've missed. You can use two Xbox apps side by side with Xbox Snap, Xbox One's picture-in-picture feature. This means you'll be able to view a live sporting event and talk to friends via Skype at the same time. Each time you save your progress in an Xbox One game, that file is automatically saved in cloud storage, so if you're using a friend's console, all of your latest saves will be instantly accessible as soon as you sign in again.
What Else Can Xbox One Do?
You can plug your cable box directly into your Xbox One and make it the television and gaming hub in your home. Streaming movies and TV shows is easy, as is watching YouTube and other videos on your TV. You can also play DVDs and Blu-rays, listen to CDs and MP3s, and make Skype calls. You can use OneGuide to discover what's showing on cable and apps like Hulu or Netflix. Additionally, with the DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) media server streaming support, you can stream content over your network from your PC.
The bridge console between the premium Xbox One X and the first Xbox One is the Xbox One S — it's 40% smaller than the original, with a built-in power supply, a sleeker, more user-friendly controller, and support for 4K Ultra HD video, streaming and Blu-ray, with High Dynamic Range (HDR).