Conversation Piece: Entertainment on Xbox

With a recent preview update, the entertainment tab on the Xbox One dashboard has been replaced with a tab for Game Pass. Naturally, Xbox wants to play up Game Pass. It’s their Netflix system for gaming, and (in all honesty) it’s a great value for what it offers.

But… what about entertainment?

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Digitizing your physical media for Plex

You already know all about the great Plex app on Xbox One, but still have a few questions about how to actually turn your physical library into a digital one.  It’s likely your music is already digital.  From your Napster days to Spotify. Photos? Most of you switched to digital photos before we had smartphones.  Movies and TV Shows?  That’s where it can get tricky.

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Did you know your Xbox One has a developer mode?

It’s sometimes forgotten but your Xbox One, the same console sitting in your living room right now, can be turned into a developer machine through a dev mode app. Of course there’s a few things you need to do on your end, but this allows anyone who wants to develop apps for Xbox to do so without the added expense of a dev kit.

For more information, on this developer program, check out Microsoft Docs. If you have questions, this FAQ may be able to help.

Plex: A solid digital library management app on your Xbox One

Our digital libraries are growing. Books, movies, music, games. This generation of consoles has seen a huge leap in accessibility and usage of digital content that was largely shaped during the evolution and lifecycle of the Xbox 360. Accessibility to that content has been limited in the past, siloed off per platform, but now? Now we have options.

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