Microsoft confirms CD Playback and DLNA support for the Xbox One

Taking a shot at the PS4, Microsoft confirms their console's music playback capabilities.

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Following yesterday's news that the PlayStation 4 will not support DLNA or CD playback (although Sony is taking the matter into consideration for the near future) Microsoft confirmed their console will support both.

Responding to a query from the Penny Arcade Report, Microsoft says that the Xbox One will play CDs and is DLNA compatible. However, like the PS4, you will not be able to store or play MP3s on the device at launch.

As a workaround, the Xbox One will support streaming content through supported Windows devices like the Windows Phone or some Windows 7/8 PCs using the Play To service. And a subscription to the Xbox Music Pass service will also allow users to stream music through the console.

Discussion

3018 comments
Danial Reil
Danial Reil

Xbox One with many games in 720p? Yeah, I could care less about CD playback.

Dylan Mays
Dylan Mays

That is exactly what I want. A lot of people don't want a machine with all of these features that will go untouched by many, I personally have no desire or reason to use kinect or xbone's media features, I just want a next gen system that can deliver the best gaming experience and not bother with silly extras. I mean its fine if someone does want to use xbone's media features, but for some it is just an unwanted gimmick.

darkwarriorx7
darkwarriorx7

Nobody Cares....................................

AlwaysRunning
AlwaysRunning

Honestly, it's been many years since I've done anything with music on a console. It was novel and practical when PS1 played music CDs, but today? Don't we use our iPod/iPhone/iPad/tablet/android/phone/laptop/digital-watch/kitchen-sink for that? If I'm playing a game, I'm playing that game; not blasting Linkin Park, or whatever terrible music kids listen to these days. Maybe the delay (which is all that's happening) is simply Microsoft and Sony concentrating on features that people actually use?

Find something else to be upset about, like domestic surveillance.

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Wayne Morgan
Wayne Morgan

xbox live is ran by a bunch of lil bitches, I dont give to craps about what the ps4 will support It's my next console

CBTDesigner
CBTDesigner

I hope Microsoft upgrades, to allow storage of music.  This is an important feature for me, especially for driving games.  I also have a tendency to use my 360 (with the graphic generator) to listen to my music while relaxing...

fernandofan08
fernandofan08

Sony will naturally add CD and MP3 playback as it will listen to its fans, just like Microsoft listened to its fans regarding DRM. 

Daniel Mclean
Daniel Mclean

And whos cares if xbone plays cds when was the last time u brought a cd REALLY only fan boys dont use itunes or some other mp3 site get real and dont let Microherpes take your moneys i can see them trying to bring out a DDR5 model of the xbox one now that would be jokes show there real colours ^^

mos2000
mos2000

according to comments below xbone will only run @ 720p and run at a lower FPS. please link the article that confirms that.

Daniel Mclean
Daniel Mclean

LOL what a funny read omg guys for online and i am an xbox and xbox 360 fan (NOT A FAN BOY) you do no that psn and steam has more users then xbox live right anyway u look at it xbox one will not do well. the fact you have to pay to view t.v and you also have to have a cable subscription is mad bro why do you need two sky boxe. Xbox one is classed as a media server not a games console !

Daniel Mclean
Daniel Mclean

Also with all the smart people well i say that but then you bring this to me and say buy it for £439.99 LOL. How did not one of you say man this looks like a VCR player Is your R&D team blind ??

Daniel Mclean
Daniel Mclean

Well Done Microsoft how About 60FPS and 1080p less T.V stuff and Better Games I dont need a second SKY Box i need a games console (PS4 for the Win ) ^^

Triton
Triton

Enough of these for these stupid reports, we will find out what the systems do in a few weeks. It's not like your going to change either fanboy camp.

rann89
rann89

Both console buyers don't even know what the hell DLNA is and they're commenting so hard on this (especially since almost a year later Xbox can finally get a moment). Wireless media is something only about 3% of console owners even knew how to work, or existed. This isn't really a big victory.

Nicolai Mathias Larsen
Nicolai Mathias Larsen

At least we have Music Unlimited.. Just as much music as Spotify, but way higher quality - enjoy your "Microsoft Music" service.. lol

Gaz Taylor
Gaz Taylor

Cd playback thank god, for a minute in thought I wasn only going to have 47 appliances in house that can play CDs instead of 48... MS TO THE RESCUE! !.. Just ashame the two biggest FPS of the year is going to look wank compared to PS4. Still at least I can play my Kenny G CDs!!

alphazoom
alphazoom

HEHE....typical console wars. The thing about the Ps4 is...it will run 1080p and Xbox One(720p) doesn't.  So...there is no console war GFX wise. The PS4 wins hands down just because of that. Xbox One peeps paying$100 more for worse graphics on the same exact games.

Darrtel Brown
Darrtel Brown

Guess e didn't go through on my keyboard when I clicked it.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

First real good news for xbone. C'mon Sony! Change it back!

ccgod
ccgod

for what reason would you have to put a regular cd into your ps4.....

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

This is just awesome, considering Sony invented the CD. TAKE IT PSFLAW!

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@fernandofan08 I imagine lack of CD playback is a hardware limitation that couldn't be patched back in. If the disc drive isn't designed to read CDs, there's nothing they can do to fix that on the software side.

They could add it back in a future version of the hardware, but not the launch PS4s that are already in production

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@mos2000 It's a generalization people are making based solely on CoD: Ghosts.

Forza 5 is confirmed to run in 1080p, and Ryse is 900p, not sure if they've confirmed any other titles

fernandofan08
fernandofan08

@mos2000 Game dependant I think. It had to run at an upscaled 720p to run at 60fps. IMO, is 60fps really necessary? I mean, whats the difference between 60fps and 40fps say? Will it be visually noticeable?

Fellow Sony fans will cheer the playstation on this, but as a Sony fan I dont really understand the huge importance of 60fps. 

arqe
arqe

they said cod is 720p on xbox one , 1080p on ps4 , so for retarded Sony fanboys that means PS4 = 1080p 60fps , Xbox One = 720p 30fps

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

@Daniel Mclean Settle down, you're giving everyone a headache with your useless chatter. 

2tonjunk
2tonjunk

@alphazoom I think you are stupid... "Xbox One peeps paying$100 more for worse graphics on the same exact games" For one, people like what they like. If you think PS4 is better, fine. your 2cents is not a fact. You over look the fact that X1 has a lot of games coming to them, only them that look good, and must haves. What you will find out is this. And this is a fact. I do work in film and do things like CG. Unless you have a big ass TV, 720p will look just the same as 1080p. When HDTV's came out all TV that were no more than 48 inch were 720p where anything bigger was 1080p. Because people look at numbers and trained to think bigger is better all TV makers whet with 1080p. How ever... Most TV under 48 inches are 1440x1080p not 1920x1080p. 1440x1080p is in low to mid rangTV's. The highter end TVs do 1920x1080p. With that, PS4 games run at 1440x1080p. What people are looking at is 1080p and you just think 1920x1080p. So the PS4 needs still needs to upscale or it will auto fit the screen. What they also left out was the lighting on PS4's games are not as good as X1's. That has a lot to so with DX. Over all the games will still look just as good and play just as good. No one is going to miss out on anything. I for one like the X1 controller better than PS4's and I like a lot of the games that are only on xbox. Nothing wrong with Sony.. In fact, I am getting X1 and PS4.

lemony_Venom77
lemony_Venom77

The xbox runs 1080p that's just CoD that doesn't I thought

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

@ccgod They still sell CD's? /sarcasm 

arqe
arqe

@fernandofan08 @mos2000 If you played on higher frame rates before its really sad to stuck with 40 or 30 really and its visually noticeable.

alphazoom
alphazoom

@2tonjunk @alphazoom Well...goody. Buy both...why bother responding when you are buying both. $900+ to play some games. I'll stick to playing on PC where getting online is free and I can get games for free.

analgrin
analgrin

@2tonjunk @alphazoom Well I've got a 42" 1080p tv.(1920x1080p to be precise) Have been using it for PC gaming for years. If you're trying to tell me I shouldn't be able to see a difference between playing a game at 720p and 1080p then you're very much mistaken.

If I think a game is struggling to run the first thing I do is drop the resolution. 1920x1080 down to 1600x900 isn't too bad. But I avoid running games at 720p because there are far too many jaggied edges and textures lose their shine. No difference between 720p & 1080p indeed??. Pah yeah good one!

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

@2tonjunk Yeah for single player games and for most the part sir. For first generation of next gen games will look similar. X1 is native 720p upscaled to 1080p. Secondly PS4 multiplayer is native 1080p @ 60fps. X1 is not @30fs. Games won't start to show there true looks till later down the track and that is where GDDR5 will come in. 

reborn007
reborn007

@elegantspock @ccgod i did that with my 360 back when it first came out 4 xbox 360's later i do not care about that....not to mention who actually still buys cd when you can download the mp3...or just listen to pandora? There are so many reasons no fu#ks will be given...

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

@teknoxpert @XNEXUS666X Damn, point taken. That's right, people still use CD's, they invented the Walkman and Mini Disk right?

lemony_Venom77
lemony_Venom77

Any evidence to sapport this I'm just want to make 100 percent