Xbox TV in 2013
Xbox TV box to be launched in 2013 - rumor

22 Nov 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

A few days ago, the rumor mill claimed to know that the new Xbox will come with Blu-ray & Kinect 2 and today we hear that Microsoft is also working on an Xbox TV device for streaming TV. It will take on the Apple TV and also offer casual gaming.

Xbox TV coming in 2013

Microsoft plan to launch a thoroughbred Xbox console with powerful hardware for real gaming, but they also plan a cheaper, less capable box that will provide access to streaming services such as Netflix. It will be called Xbox TV, according to The Verge, that has confirmed it from multiple sources.

Xbox tiles
Microsoft is working on a Xbox TV device. Here you see the current Xbox that was recently updated


Xbox TV is said to be based on Windows 8 which probably means that it could come with real Windows 8 home screen tiles. In addition to streaming services, the box will also support casual games but not real Xbox games.

Xbox in a TV?

Microsoft aims to utilize hardware that enables the box to be in an always-on mode, just like boxes such as Apple TV and Roku. That basically means that the user can access the box interface within a few seconds.

But that is not all. Microsoft is reportedly also working to bring a full version of Xbox Live to mobile devices. There is some speculation that Microsoft will even license the Xbox to TV manufacturers which could mean that we will see TVs with an integrated Xbox. Furthermore, Microsoft is believed to be exploring the possibility of an Xbox TV screen.

Recently, we reported that Microsoft is working on a cloud-based TV platform, which could be part of the Xbox plans.

- Source: The Verge



Share on:


Latest news

Hisense OLED

Hisense is bringing its OLED TV to the UK & parts of Europe

18 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
tvOS 13

Apple TV is getting a picture-in-picture mode with tvOS 13

18 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung TV

Samsung: Important to scan your Samsung TV for malware & viruses

17 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
UEFA.tv

UEFA debuts free streaming service UEFA.tv

14 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony A9G OLED

Sony A9G OLED wins 'King of TV' at 2019 TV Shootout

13 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
The Wall Luxury

Samsung will launch 'The Wall Luxury' microLED displays in July

13 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Xbox

Next-gen Xbox console will have a disc drive

12 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony A8G

Sony 2019 A9G and A8G OLED TVs now available

11 Jun 2019 | Rasmus Larsen |