Amid the positive response from the gamers across the world, Microsoft is seen trying to boost the sales of Xbox One gaming console by introducing web services. Dubbed Xbox Video Web Service, the new service is reported to be released prior to the release of Xbox One web service for Windows Phone. Users can access the web version service at video.xbox.com. The report was published in The Verge.
Xbox Video Web Service Vs Xbox Video App
The report indicates that Xbox Video Web Service has similar features of Xbox Video App, which is available on Windows 8.1. Many gamers have been contacting the Windows support number to find out about the difference between the two. It is assumed that the web service might replace Microsoft’s Zune video service.
Xbox Video Web Service has similar features of the Xbox Music web version
The Verge report adds that Xbox Video Web Service has similar features of the Xbox Music Web version. The service allows users to stream video and audio contents directly from the web browser with the help of the Silverlight plug-in, a browser add-on developed by Microsoft. Immediate streaming of content is possible for users who have shopped contents through Xbox One or Windows 8.1 app. Users can purchase a variety of contents ranging from music to video to animated files through the web service. The icing on the cake is that all contents purchased via the web service can be made available on Xbox One and Windows 8. Obviously, the Xbox Video Web Service opens a wide door to entertainment and infotainment.
Despite the advantages, the Xbox Video Web Service suffer a limited number of drawbacks. The major disadvantage is that it does not have HD support. Since users are able to playback HD supported video contents on Windows 8.1 and Xbox, they had hoped that the upcoming web service would provide HD support.