SkyDrive coming to Xbox One

Microsoft confirms app for file-hosting service will be available on next-generation console at launch.

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Microsoft's file-hosting service SkyDrive will be available on Xbox One at launch next week, the company announced today on its website. A SkyDrive app is currently available on Xbox 360.

The SkyDrive app for Xbox One makes use of the console's unique features, including the ability to open photo albums from channels in the OneGuide, play music alongside a slideshow via Xbox Music, and control of the entire app with gestures and voice via Kinect.

"This app is unlike any other SkyDrive experience we have shipped," SkyDrive program manager Dan Somrack said. "Our goal was to bring you a simple, fun experience, so we focused our energy on photos and videos, which look and sound great on your TV."

SkyDrive for Xbox One will automatically add items from a user's Pictures folder. For those who own a Windows Phone, every photo taken on the device will be uploaded to SkyDrive for viewing through the Xbox One's app.

For more on the SkyDrive app for Xbox One, check out the full blog post and the video below.

Discussion

558 comments
theKSMM
theKSMM

Nice.  It's past high time that Microsoft started thinking of their products as part of a unified ecosystem.  Apple and Google have been killing Microsoft in that regard.

moesuir
moesuir

Good Lord!!!! The X1 is brand new and it already has so many unique features and services!! I could imagine maybe a year from now where this becomes a very advanced "Itunes" service were you have instant access to all of your music and movies, even when you visit your friends house and you log in to their X1.

arqe
arqe

Apart from SkyDrive , people can use "External Drives" right ? Unlike PlayStation 4 ?

Banefire76
Banefire76

So all those nude selfies girls take of themselves to send to their boyfriends will automatically be sent to Microsoft's Cloud server.....now if only the Xbox One came with a High Definition camera with 1080p video and audio recorder capabilities too............

DigiTMPS3
DigiTMPS3

And in the future Microsoft will change the policy so they can use photos of you or your partner from your skydrive and sell them.  One day you might see one of your photos on a website without your permission. Wouldn't surprise me with all these new terms and conditions of your info from Microsoft and Sony.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

'SkyDrive for Xbox One will automatically add items from a user's Pictures folder'

Careful those nude pictures of your girl friend dont get seen by your little brother :P

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Can you play movies on an xbox 360 / one, with SkyDrive without the need for a USB or Hard Drive if you upload it to SkyDrive?

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Does anyone actually use SkyDrive or Google Drive?

devilzzzwin
devilzzzwin

I hardly care that it is coming to Xbox One.  I barely use it now.

kidnatural
kidnatural

If that voice recognition software is accurate then it'll be the shiz for RTS games on console (even if they allow keyboard use instead of controller). If it could be configured where strats can be programmed into profile commands, it would help in my ability to meta. I played a lot of LOTR:BFME 2 on Xbox 360 and the controller made simple tasks more difficult than necessary. Playing AoE 2 on PC was far easier to meta, but (simple but in a useful way) voice commands would be fantastic.

hystavito
hystavito

When I first heard about this the other day, I wondered if it means MS won't let any other online storage providers onto the Xbox One.  It would be nice to have the option, assuming others would want to make a deal.  I don't know if SkyDrive will run a promo for Xbox One owners for extra storage, but I already have other free services with 50GB.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

ok guys. i am being too hard on the xbox one. i'm sure dance party games and using my voice and motion controls to change the channel is the future. screw me for changing the channel with a remote like the homeless and not using my neo geo for off site sever loads.

screw me for thinking that game consoles should focus on gaming.  can i friend list you guys when halo 5 comes out?

> wii u

mythical_gamer
mythical_gamer

Skydrive, brought you by the creators of the Zune

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

Well, at least Skydrive is one cool thing offered by MS

KenshinXSlayer
KenshinXSlayer

I agree and it's agrivating that I can't really have photos on these services, without said company possibly using them for their advertising. At least they can see my massive 1500+ game collection and my beautiful Black Labrador, hahaha!

theKSMM
theKSMM

@GH05T-666 If you use other Microsoft products -- Windows Phone, Windows 8, etc -- then SkyDrive is almost too convenient to ignore.  And they give a good amount of storage for free.

Ditto for heavy Google users and Google Drive.

claudiopedroso
claudiopedroso

@GH05T-666 I use ever since I upgraded to W8 (at launch). It's a great addition to the system. Saved me sometimes to have my files stored in the cloud, and it's easier them email the file to myself.

KenshinXSlayer
KenshinXSlayer

@GH05T-666 I actually use SkyDrive. I have about 100+ photos of my Video Game Collection and about 200+ of my Black Labrador,lol.

sammoth
sammoth

@hystavito You could just use an external and not have to worry about it.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@racerxgundam Man your trolling just doesn't even have personality. Unless you qualify using completely outlandish, asinine, unresearched examples as having a personality, because that is definitely  your trademark.

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

not to play halo 5 btw. but to make youtube video movies about halo 5.

> wii u

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@jumpyluweegee3 Microsoft remotely terminated his rig as a personal favour to Stevo, he's waiting for the first Steam machine to be release, at which point he will wreak a terrible revenge upon Microsoft and their army of Astroturfer's ;)

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

@PosiTVEMinD355 

Other cool things offered by MS include:

Office
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Windows 8
Windows Phone
Surface (not the troll, the tablet)
Halo

...and my attention span isn't long enough to continue with the list.

zerofrust
zerofrust

@mythical_gamer 

I live in Europe this doesn't concern me...Oh wait...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@KenshinXSlayer "At least they can see my massive 1500+ game collection and my beautiful Black Labrador"

And that makes you happy?

"hahaha!"

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

@ritsukoblue @racerxgundam does this mean no on making red vs blue movies?

> wii u

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@FAIL_TR0LL @PosiTVEMinD355 .

I'll finish it for you.

.NET

C#

VB for people who can't program for shit.

Visual Studio.

Project

Windows 7

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2003

Windows XP

Volume licensing

Remedy Studios

Old Xbox games

Throwaway mice/keyboards

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

@FAIL_TR0LL @KamuiFei most of the things you mentioned are quite useful.  My mistake,  when I said MS I was specifically referring to the X1's features and not MS as a whole