Backing up scoops from The Verge and Eurogamer, the WSJ reports Microsoft (MSFT) has developed...


Backing up scoops from The Verge and Eurogamer, the WSJ reports Microsoft (MSFT) has developed prototypes for a cheap set-top "for streaming video and other entertainment options." Past reports have suggested Xbox Live and casual gaming support will be part of the package. Microsoft is keen to extend Xbox Live's living room clout, which has grown considerably in recent years - a large portion of Live's 46M+ user base already spend more time consuming music/video content than playing online games. (Xbox tablet rumor) (Xbox Live shows)

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  • Skier99
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    Can someone please explain WHY Microsoft x-box app in Windows 8 requires you to provide your birthdate just to enter the web site? What is with this intrusive nonsense???
    9 May 2013, 07:38 PM Reply Like
  • silverscreen
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    They want to make sure the content is age appropriate. If you have young kids, you would appreciate that.
    10 May 2013, 12:49 AM Reply Like
  • RogerJenn
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    It's hard to imagine a set-top box "for streaming video and other entertainment options" that's cheaper and more readily available (from ~50 suppliers) than Android MiniPCs, a.k.a. TVBoxes. or PC Sticks. They range in cost from between about $40 to $100. For more details, see my http://bit.ly/12iS79y blog post.

     

    Dell/Wyse has promised an Android Mini-PC dubbed "Project Ophelia" as a < $100 set-top cloud client, but it's not commercially available yet.

     

    --rj
    10 May 2013, 09:53 AM Reply Like
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