Among the long list of features that they have added to Xbox one, Microsoft’s file hosting service SkyDrive will be available on the next generation console too. The announcement was made through the official Microsoft Windows website today.
SkyDrive is the service that lets you upload files to cloud storage and later access them from any other device through a web browser. Xbox 360 currently has a SkyDrive App.
The service has been in place since 2007, originally introduced with the name Windows Live Folders; it was renamed to Windows Live SkyDrive and then Microsoft SkyDrive.
“You can open photo albums from channels in the OneGuide, play music alongside your slide show with Xbox Music, and control the whole app with gestures and voice, courtesy of Kinect. It all starts with the simple command, ‘Xbox: Go to SkyDrive,’” reads the official announcement.
The application will enable you to see pictures and videos that you have previously uploaded to the cloud on your TV through Xbox One. This not only brings your personal data and hence moments to the Xbox One but also to the big screen.
On Xbox One you will be able to zoom, pan and enhance the pictures as well as create a slideshow out of them. You can add background music to the assortments too.
When used elsewhere, the service allows up to 7GB of free storage space, so we will assume that the same will apply to the Xbox One app too. It will cost you money in case you want to increase the storage space.
So how about taking a picture from your Windows Phone that can automatically be uploaded to the SkyDrive for your viewing pleasure through Xbox One?