- Posted June 9, 2014 by
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World Cup 2014
Ultimate World Cup viewing experience: Xbox One to bring Sky and Virgin Media guide support
Microsoft has confirmed to the UK Xbox Owners that Xbox will finally support electronic programme Guides (EPGs) for Sky and Virgin just in time for the world cup. After Microsoft updates the Xbox One, user’s would be able to access Sky and Virgin EPG’s directly from the Xbox itself and to top it all you won’t need to have a Sky or Virgin Media box for it work.
Microsoft affirms that all the information will be automatically pulled out by just plugging your box into the HDMI input of Xbox One and EPGs will also be pulled from other set-top boxes.At present by means of Xbox One you can view the contents of the set-top box but amazingly you can go directly to the channels of your choice by making use of Kinect’s voice controls subject to the lack of EPS support.
Numerously you can tweak the guide after the availability of the updates. For the beginners, your default option can set to be the HD channels to avoid the same channel’s SD versions to clutter up your guide. If you watch cartoons, you can save them by creating a favorite channels list for each profile of Xbox and your favorite sports and movie channels are retained as it is, without being moved. Additional channels range from contents that are Twitch streamed to TED talks and recorded gaming clips of the service of Microsoft OneDrive. Irrespective of the 50% of the update, this is the EPG guide support.
Well, incredibly all your football requirements will be fulfilled by the June update. All this is to the credit of your Xbox One.With the new Brazil Now app, you can all get your World Cup fix in one place by latest news, stats, live scores, tweets and lot many other stuffs. Still you have not reached the peak.For starters, you can track the shots fired, possession and more, next to the action directly in real-time. You can be in touch with other game’s live scores besides following people’s tweets about the match. You can even check how many people disagree with your opinions and knowledge when you are asked questions related to the match by the popup polls.
During the match while you are gaming, you are just a click away from all the action. The key events notifications like alerts and goals of match kick-off with the help of Brazil Now app, even if you are in Titanfall to shoot down the giant enemies. You can straightaway go to the action by activating the notification or bash up the enemies.
If ever you get carried away and lose track of time then you can be taken through the relevant TV channel with just a click on the kick-off alert of the match. How clever is Brazil Now app to directly tune into the action for you?
People have criticized Microsoft’s decision of selling Xbox package sans Kinect, but the June update could be tempting to those forking out on the fence for a little extra for the smartcam of Microsoft by bringing the powers of voice control when you surf your channels.
Stuff inquired from Brazil Now developers whether in the future the Premier League will be approached with these smart footy services of not. While upon the denial of whole evidence, the World Cup will definitely be seen as a testing bed that we have been told about the service.
Unconditionally when it is settled for the premier league, footy fans get encouraged extraordinarily to choose the relief of Microsoft, if by now they haven’t done. Never miss out to eye on this space.
There are also a few things brought with the June update to be looked forward by the owners of Xbox One, those are avoiding apps for the gold membership of Xbox Live. The Netflix service can be accessed on Xbox One by the Netflix subscriber till they have enough funds available to go for a gold membership. For most users welcoming the update, are bound to protest obviously. For easier transfer in the midst of the consoles along with placing next to your profile your real name, you can save game profiles and saves to your external hard drives and USB memory sticks for friends to easily locate you.
We don’t have to wait too long till the World Cup has begun in Brazil, user’s would be able to access Sky(for more info, users can enquire at sky contact number) and Virgin EPG’s directly from the Xbox itself and to top it all you won’t need to have a Sky or Virgin Media box for it.