Microsoft details SkyDrive photo and video streaming on the Xbox One (video)

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Dana Wollman
November 11th, 2013
In this article: microsoft, skydrive, video, xboxone

We already knew the Xbox One would have a built-in SkyDrive app, allowing you to view stream whatever media you had stored there. Until now, though, all we'd seen was a relatively informal unboxing video from Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft's Xbox division. Today, Microsoft is following up with a detailed blog post that explains the new SkyDrive streaming feature in a more official capacity. And yes, Microsoft added some video of its own -- a nearly 10-minute walkthrough. If you don't have that much time to spare, here's the short version: the app lets you view photos and videos, including ones from your own collection and ones that other people have shared with you. Additionally, you can get around the app using Kinect, including both hand gestures and voice commands (for starters, you'll want to say "Xbox: Go to SkyDrive"). The app also allows for panning and zooming. That's the meat of it, but if you do have time for a deep dive, we've got the full video embedded below.

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