It’s been almost 2 years since the Xbox One was released by Microsoft and it just keeps on getting better!
With the second major update to the Xbox One since its launch, Microsoft has made the user interface better and easier to use with based on Windows 10 called the “New Xbox One Experience”. This makes the dashboard much easier to navigate and it is organized in a much more intuitive way.
The most exciting part is that they have built in backwards compatibility with over 100 Xbox 360 games. That list is promised to grow each month as well. This on its own should be a compelling reason to upgrade from the Xbox 360. There is a complete list of compatible games here.
There is now the ability to stream games to their Windows 10 PC from the Xbox Windows 10 app. There is a great review of that here.
Where the Xbox One really shines though is in its ability to control media in your living room. The list of Canadian apps includes Netflix, Skype, Twitch, Vevo, Vine, You Tube, CBC and many more. You are able to jump between apps or even display them side by side on your television. There is a complete list here. The other advantage is that no longer do you need an Xbox Live Gold membership to get all of the functionality.
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