|To someone who lives and breathes on videos, games and other streaming fun, the announcement of Microsoft’s Xbox One-backward compatibility is making waves among tech fans across the globe. Since its inception, the company has been receiving a backlash from the tech community on some of the frailties of the said streaming device. Finally, it can now own up to Xbox One’s “all in one entertainment system” tagline.|
What’s In An Xbox One Streaming Device
Offering live television experience, the Xbox One is primarily designed to allows customers to take more pleasure out of their experience in both subscription and free aired services. It is one of the country’s most popular streaming devices which feature two HDMI ports for such specific purposes. It also introduced an era of digital video recording technology allowing users to record their preferred TV shows for viewing at a later date. It also has downloadable apps allowing video on-demand services like Stan, Netflix, Quickflix, Foxtel Play, Crackle, ABC iView, SBS on Demand, Vivo, TED Talks, and many more. It also features sport on-demand shows like UFC, NHL, NBA, NFL and WWE as well as music on-demand like Pandora, Groove and Vine—and many more!
The streaming device is also a gaming console. Currently, it allows one to play holographic video games and hundreds of other downloadable games up for play. What makes it even more unique is another feature—Snap. This split-screen experience allows users to play a video game while watching another video. As it now runs on Windows 10, a user can also enjoy Cortana, a voice recognition system integrated into the device.
New Xbox One – Backward Compatibility
One important upgrade of the Xbox One is its “Backward compatibility.” Gamers rejoice! You can now play games used to be designed only for Xbox 360 at no additional cost. Think about Assassin’s Creed I and II, Age of Booty, Alien Hominid HD, Bejewelled 1 and 2, Banjoo-Kazooie, Beyond Good and Evil HD, CastleStorm, Counter Strike GO, Fable II and III, Feeding Frenzy, HALO, Ikaruga, LEGO, Raymar Origins, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and hundreds more.
The Xbox One-backward compatibility is yours with no added cost. You can save your games, get add-ons, record achievements and keep track of your score and/or performance. It also has advanced features like Screenshots, Windows 10 streaming, and Game DVR. Basically, it allows Xbox One to work with both disc-based and digital games. Now, one can enjoy a multiplayer gaming experience with friends, regardless of the Xbox console they are using.
How to Set-Up
Like all other Xbox consoles, the Xbox one has a user-friendly manual to guide you in setting up the console as well as in setting its digital setup. Do take note that when arranging its digital setup, turning it on will display the Xbox One controller image while the on button flashes. Simply turn on the controller when this happens by pressing the button at the center. Once this is fixed, you need to press the A button to proceed.
You will then be asked to set the language and, if prompted to do so, change the display setting. Some Xbox one consoled are known to automatically detect a television’s resolution. You will then, have to connect the console to the internet—wired or wireless. If it’s connected to a network cable before, it will directly show the “you’re connected” screen. If it is not, you will then be asked to select a network.
Once connected, it is essential to update the console’s system. Simply select “start update” to begin. Then, you will need to set the location, time zone, and Kinect. Though Kinect is not required for an Xbox One to work, it will be needed for various games, apps, and other features. Of course, don’t forget to have a Microsoft account or a gamer tag—and let the fun begin!
The excitement for more updates on Xbox One-backward compatibility is infallible. Households are expecting more features, games and streaming perks to be up soon. What makes it even more satisfying is that it requires no added cost for those who have it in their homes already. For those who have not, definitely today is the best time to get one and enjoy streaming like never before.