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The main thread is getting unwieldy so hopefully this is an easier thread to discuss anything related to TV functionality or multimedia apps...

Multimedia apps available at launch or shortly thereafter:

United States
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Crackle
  • CWTV
  • ESPN
  • Fox Now
  • FXNow
  • HBO Go (coming soon)
  • Hulu Plus
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • Netflix
  • Redbox Instant by Verizon
  • Target Ticket
  • TED
  • The NFL on Xbox One
  • Twitch
  • Univision Deportes
  • Verizon FiOS TV
  • Vudu

United Kingdom
  • 4oD
  • Amazon\LOVEFiLM
  • Blinkbox
  • Crackle
  • Demand5
  • Eurosport
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • Netflix
  • NOW TV
  • TED
  • Twitch
  • Wuaki.tv
Canada
  • CinemaNow
  • Crackle
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • Netflix
  • Rogers Anyplace TV
  • Sportsnet
  • TED
  • The NFL on Xbox One
  • Twitch
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  • Crackle
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • Network Ten's tenplay
  • Quickflix
  • SBS On Demand
  • TED
  • Twitch
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  • Eurosport
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • TED
  • Twitch
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  • Crackle
  • Machinima
  • Mu
  • Netflix
  • Saraiva Player
  • Sky Online
  • SporTV
  • TED
  • Telecine
  • Twitch
  • Vivo Play
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  • Canal+/CanalSat
  • France 2,3,4,5
  • La TV d'Orange
  • M6 TV
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • MyTF1
  • MYTF1VOD
  • SFR TV
  • TED
  • Twitch
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  • Amazon\LOVEFiLM
  • Eurosport
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • TED
  • Twitch
  • Watchever
  • Zattoo
Ireland Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • Netflix
  • TED
  • Twitch
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  • Eurosport
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • Premium Play
  • TED
  • Twitch
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  • Clarovideo
  • Crackle
  • Machinima
  • Netflix
  • TED
  • Televisa
  • The NFL on Xbox One
  • TV Azteca
  • Twitch
  • Veo
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  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • Quickflix
  • TED
  • Twitch
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  • Eurosport
  • Gol Televisión
  • Machinima
  • Muzu TV
  • RTVE
  • TED
  • Twitch
  • Wuaki.tv
  • Zattoo

http://news.xbox.com/2013/11/xbox-one-partners-unveiled

In addition to the entertainment apps coming from partners, in every market Xbox One will also feature:
  • Xbox Fitness
  • Xbox Video
  • Xbox Music
  • Internet Explorer
  • Skype
  • SkyDrive
  • Upload

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhe6jV-APwM

saw these pics for TV setup...









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http://www.businessinsider.com/xbox-one-dashboard-demo-review-2013-11




Just as easily you can tell the console “Watch the History Channel” and you head right over to the channel.

http://www.geekwire.com/2013/xbox-one-first-impressions-versatile/

The Kinect also has automatic panning and zooming features that help frame the video depending on how many people are in the room and how close they are to the camera. The hardware itself remains fixed, but automatic software-based controls track the scene to follow whoever’s speaking.

There’s also a new creative TV guide — OneGuide — that innovates upon the traditional grid format and creates favorite lists for you. In addition, you can merge all your other content sources — Hulu, Netflix, etc. — into OneGuide. These features remind me of BuddyTV’s newest TV guide app.


http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/8/5075216/xbox-one-tv-microsofts-plan-to-take-over-the-living-room

The biggest piece of the puzzle is the Xbox’s One Guide program guide, which lists "app channels" with listings for Hulu and Netflix alongside shows from networks like NBC and HBO, and which lets you browse and change channels by speaking to the Kinect.




you can have 4 person group chats.



http://blogs.skype.com/2013/11/08/top-5-exciting-new-features-for-skype-for-xbox-one/

With the launch of Xbox One on November 22, we want to show off the top five most exciting features coming with Skype for Xbox One!

No. 5: Notifications
Now you’ll never miss a chance to connect with the people who matter thanks to notifications that pop up when you receive calls and messages, whether you’re playing a game like Forza Motorsport 5, watching live TV, or doing Xbox Fitness.

No. 4: Wide View Camera with Auto Zoom and Pan
With Kinect’s new wide view lens and auto zoom functionality, the days of crowding everyone around the computer are long gone. With Skype for Xbox One, you can fit the whole family comfortably and easily into the frame so no one gets left out. And with auto zoom, the Kinect camera instantly focuses on the callers in the frame and will pan and zoom automatically to make your video calling experience even better.

No. 3: Multitasking with Snap-Able Apps
Snap makes it easy to use two experiences side-by-side. With Snap-optimized apps working alongside Skype for Xbox One, you’ll be able to multitask while you’re on a call, so you can do things like check sports scores in with Internet Explorer or watch Star Trek Into Darkness (available to own now on Xbox Video) while video chatting with your friends.

No. 2: Video Quality
For all your one-on-one chats, Skype will deliver video quality that’s sharper than ever, with 1080p HD video calling1. This means you and the people you’re calling will be crystal clear, making your everyday moments even more memorable.

No. 1: Free Group Video Calling and 100 Worldwide Minutes!
Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re offering Group Video Calling and up to 100 worldwide minutes per month for calls to mobiles and landlines in over 50 countries – free for six months with an Xbox Live Gold membership on Xbox One. Free Skype minutes mean you can order a pizza from the place down the street or chat with a friend around the world all from your Xbox One.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/03/xbox-nfl-espn/

Beyond Madden: Microsoft, ESPN, and NFL turn the Xbox into a football box

Today, the maker of the upcoming Xbox One home gaming console announced a new partnership with the NFL and a deepening of its existing deal with ESPN (which has been in place since November 2010). When Microsoft’s new system debuts in November, it’ll come with more options for watching sports — especially pro football — and how you can check statistics for your fantasy team.

The new pacts also bring more to the Xbox 360 as well. Either way, both require premium Xbox Live Gold memberships but do not require the paid ESPN Insider subscription (unless you want access to Insider content). The thinking behind this is that instead of sending a football fan to a second screen, such as a smartphone or tablet, they come to the Xbox.

All Xbox 360 content is live today; anything for the Xbox One launches when the box debuts in November (Microsoft has still not announced the exact date for when the Xbox One is coming out as of this report).



The ESPN app retains its current presentation 360 presentation. A row of tiles below the main screen displays your viewing options. Microsoft says now it can “drill” better into your preferences, showing you the sports you want to see (this can become a no-hockey zone should you despise that sport). But now it also offers a multiple feed view akin to what you might get from DirecTV’s Sports Mix — on in this case, on steriods, showing you 20 different games at once.

Think one of the TV walls in a sportsbook in Las Vegas (without the gambling, of course).

“This really shows well on a Saturday [the main day for college football games]. You can have upward of 20 live games — a ‘command center’ experience,” Microsoft director of Xbox sports David Jurenka said. “You have multiple tiles to see the action on. Say Alabama is playing [Texas] A&M, and Alabama scores in the fourth quarter, you can see this on the right-hand side and switch to it.”

Also new for the Xbox One is Scorecenter (note the similarity to SportsCenter, ESPN’s flagship news and highlights show, here). It’s not on the 360. It shows many basic stats, but Microsoft itself admits it’s not as comprehensive as many box scores you’re find online. Asked if you could go into a score and find a specific player’s stats, Jurenka responded, “Not at this time,” he said. “It shows the first line of detail, but it doesn’t drill down as deep as the web. You’ll need a second screen — like a Surface — to do this.”

The final ESPN component I saw was ESPN Trending, which shows on your Xbox what’s popular on website of “The Worldwide Leader.” Microsoft said while it remains to be seen if this feature can deliver breaking news, Trending receives basically the same content as ESPN.com. “If it’s there, it’s going to bring it up here,” the rep said.

With Fox recently launching its own 24-hour sports network, ESPN could find itself in a growing competition for viewers on many devices. But ESPN vice president of games and partnerships Raphael Poplock said says the Xbox partnership isn’t about beating out the competition.

“We place quite a bit of importance on presenting content to and serving our sports fans,” Poplock said over the phone from ESPN’s New York office. “We think about the fan first and how these partnerships can serve them first.”



The NFL’s deal with Microsoft means you can view NFL.com and NFL fantasy football content from your Xbox One. This includes one of the NFL Network’s vaunted features, Red Zone (which shows a number of games and once and zooms into any where a team is about to score). You can now livestream shows from the NFL Network — yes, that means the Mooch (aka NFL Network talking head Steve Mariucci) is now on your Xbox as well. Microsoft will not be getting any exclusive content from the NFL Network yet, though this is something it says the league’s open to talking about. And on the right-hand side, the new “My Fantasy Reel” shows your team and league and other information and stats pertinent to fantasy football.

It’s Kinect-enabled as well. Say “Xbox, stats” and you can browse a team’s or player’s performance. Unlike the ESPN app, the NFL app also provides “deeper” stats as well on particular players — essential for any fantasy football experience.

And if you find the right-side rail distracting, you can say “Xbox, fullscreen” and do away with it.

While My Fantasy Reel showcases the NFL’s fantasy football capability, this isn’t the only way to get fantasy football on your Xbox. You can also see updates from Yahoo, ESPN, CBS, or other providers — just not in the My Fantasy Reel feed. Microsoft didn’t explain how this will work, mostly because it’s not sure. “You will be able to log in and see these [fantasy] teams, but we’re not sure how it’s going to look yet,” Jurenka said.

[UPDATE: A Microsoft rep later said that "you won’t be able to log in and see fantasy teams from other services at launch; it will only be from NFL.com. Additional fantasy programs are forward-looking additions to the app."]

The fantasy football component is for the 360, but watching the NFL Network is something only the Xbox One can do.


http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/8/4803130/microsoft-xbox-fitness-gym-personal-trainer



http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/6/5041008/the-sweat-and-feedback-of-xbox-fitness

Developed by Microsoft and first announced back in September, Xbox Fitness is a subscription-based service that gives Xbox One owners access to dozens of workouts with famous trainers. At launch, the service will have more than 50 individual workouts, ranging from Shaun "Shaun T" Thompson's Insanity program, to Jillian Michael's workout series, to the P90X program and the Tracy Anderson Metamorphosis series. Most of the content will be brought over from various workout DVDs, but there will also be some custom content designed by the trainers specifically for Xbox Fitness.

During a demo of the game, Microsoft Studios showed how the Kinect is not only capable of tracking the player's body, it can also measure temperature, notice changes in color in the player's face and know which muscle groups are being activated during exercise. A model of the player stands in the top corner of the screen, mirroring the player's actions. As the player stands on the spot, leaning from side to side, we see the model's thigh and calf muscles light up as weight transfers from the upper leg to the lower leg.

According to the general manager of Microsoft Studios, Dave McCarthy, the game puts a physics model over the player's skeleton to determine when and where weight is being transferred in the body, and to monitor muscle tension. When the model's muscles light up, it's because the player is performing the kind of movements that would activate those muscle groups.

"We know which muscle groups are working because, given the way the player's skeleton works, we know that when you're moving your arms a certain way at your demographic and for your body type overall, we know you're going to exert this much force on that part of your body," McCarthy told Polygon.

This feedback can be useful for players who want to track their progress, and it can also fuel competition. Xbox Fitness lets players see how they've performed compared to others in their demographic, and players can opt to take part in challenges to see if they can do better than their friends or their age group.

The service will be free in its first year for those who have Xbox Live Gold memberships. Microsoft intends to support Xbox Fitness by adding more content after launch and eventually introducing more workouts by different trainers.

Edited by onlysublime - 11/19/13 at 9:23pm
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Can the Skype chats be done with someone who is not on an Xbox? For example, at Christmas we always do a video chat with my wife's family while we open presents. Would we be able to use our Xbox One while they are using a laptop?
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Can the Skype chats be done with someone who is not on an Xbox? For example, at Christmas we always do a video chat with my wife's family while we open presents. Would we be able to use our Xbox One while they are using a laptop?
I think that is the whole point. You're using the Skype service so you'll be able to chat with anyone who is also using that service.
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IGN's how to use Skype:
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An official Youtube app is coming to the Xbox One at launch it appears.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/20/5126968/youtube-xbox-one-app-release-features
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I just realized I should've posted here.

A gamer tried out Pandora through IE on his Xbox One and it works. So if you want free music streaming while gaming or whatever, check it out.
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