SkyDrive now available on the Xbox 360

SkyDrive now available on the Xbox 360

Microsoft continue add features to the Xbox 360 and the latest is SkyDrive. The SkyDrive app for the Xbox enables you view and share photos from your SkyDrive collection and if you take a photo with a Windows Phone it will be available on the Xbox straight away.

To get SkyDrive go to Apps, browse apps and in the social category you will find SkyDrive.

Details from the SkyDrive blog:

 

When we thought about all of the possibilities of introducing SkyDrive to the Xbox 360 environment, there were lots of features we could have tied together but we wanted to focus on the scenarios that people have told us they would find most valuable. So in building a SkyDrive experience for the living room, we’ve spent our time on making these three primary scenarios feel great:

Shared photos & videos. Share a meaningful event with your friends or family by viewing photos & videos on your TV, or view photos & videos others have shared with you through SkyDrive. Imagine being able to view cherished photos and videos shared by friends and family —like a musical performance, a kid’s birthday, or baby’s first steps—on your TV.

Snap and see. For Windows Phone users, snap a picture and see it appear almost immediately in your camera roll on the big screen. This feels like magic! For example, you could take a quick snapshot of your child making a funny face, fire up the SkyDrive app on your Xbox, and view it right away on your 50″ screen. Just make sure you’re using the same Microsoft account sign-in for both Xbox LIVE and your Windows Phone.

Party slide show. Plan a great slide show to play in the background of a dinner party. For example, you could start a slide show of a recent trip for friends, or have holiday-themed photos and videos playing during a holiday party.

Plus, the SkyDrive app for Xbox supports Kinect voice controls and gestures as well as remote and controller input. Yes, this means you can view a slide show of your SkyDrive photos just by talking to your Xbox… which is very, very cool. (Kinect voice controls are not available in all languages.)

 

 

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