Xbox One to restrict Skype, OneGuide and Game DVR to Xbox Live Gold

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If you want to experience many of the features that Microsoft has in store for the Xbox One console, you had better have a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription ready to go. Microsoft has confirmed several of the console's major features will require Xbox Live Gold access.

In a page on the Xbox.com site, Microsoft has a list of all the Xbox One features that will need an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Besides features like playing multiplayer games and accessing streaming videos apps that are already required for the Xbox 360, Xbox Live Gold members who own the Xbox One will be the only ones to use its Skype chat program, the OneGuide television guide menu, the SmartMatch multiplayer matching service and the Game DVR options that let gamers record, save and upload game footage.

We have been critical of Microsoft in the past for insisting that Xbox 360 owners pay extra, via Xbox Live Gold, to access its many streaming video apps like Netflix and Hulu, when those same apps are available on other game consoles, set top boxes and smart TVs without an extra fee. However, this summer Microsoft started offering some extra value to Xbox Live Gold users by letting them download at least two free pre-selected Xbox 360 downloadable games per month; it's unknown if that same program will be extended to the Xbox One.



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WishPosted:

I think this will entice a lot of people to buy Gold Membership for their families (if they buy the console for that reason) so that they can use Skype, etc.

ToleratedPosted:

I like Skype but I don't like how they turned it around, Skype is free and now you would need to be a Gold member to use it. If they kept Skype free I think a lot more people would buy it just because they can use Skype on TV.

LuckyOtterPosted:

soomboodeh Also these features suck ass 1.One guide who gives a ****... 2.Game DVR WHICH ONLY RECORFS THE LAST FIFTEEN SECONDS OF GAMEPLAY. (Not a pS4 fanboy but PS4 last Fifhteen of Gameplay) 3.Skype WOOPDYDOO SAME AS PARTY CHAT AND VIDEO KINECT..... 4.SMART MATCH BASICALLY SENDING TROLLS VS TROLLS IN A GAME IM SORRY THE XBOX ONE ISN't Lookin too good


So many things wrong with this comment I can't even begin to correct them... The internet giving people the ability to post their stupidity to the world since 1990.

IlIuminatiPosted:

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soomboodeh Also these features suck ass 1.One guide who gives a ****... 2.Game DVR WHICH ONLY RECORFS THE LAST FIFTEEN SECONDS OF GAMEPLAY. (Not a pS4 fanboy but PS4 last Fifhteen of Gameplay) 3.Skype WOOPDYDOO SAME AS PARTY CHAT AND VIDEO KINECT..... 4.SMART MATCH BASICALLY SENDING TROLLS VS TROLLS IN A GAME IM SORRY THE XBOX ONE ISN't Lookin too good

Records last fifteen seconds of gameplay? LOL at least have the right information before hating on it.


And to add on.
The skype thing is not even close to party chat / video kinect. You can talk to people from pc to xbox to phone. It is a great difference.


And sony stole party chat

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soomboodeh Also these features suck ass 1.One guide who gives a ****... 2.Game DVR WHICH ONLY RECORFS THE LAST FIFTEEN SECONDS OF GAMEPLAY. (Not a pS4 fanboy but PS4 last Fifhteen of Gameplay) 3.Skype WOOPDYDOO SAME AS PARTY CHAT AND VIDEO KINECT..... 4.SMART MATCH BASICALLY SENDING TROLLS VS TROLLS IN A GAME IM SORRY THE XBOX ONE ISN't Lookin too good

Records last fifteen seconds of gameplay? LOL at least have the right information before hating on it.

IlIuminatiPosted:

Amon or you can just get skype on your computer and play the xbox at the same time. simple.


Thay is true lol

MarluxiaPosted:

or you can just get skype on your computer and play the xbox at the same time. simple.

TitanFallPosted:

People complaining about Xbox needing xbox live to chat online are stupid who doesn't have xbox live gold? sony is just trying to be the good guy everyone will buy PS+ to play online so speaking to friends without PS+ is just a deploy to make them look nice

IlIuminatiPosted:

soomboodeh Also these features suck ass 1.One guide who gives a ****... 2.Game DVR WHICH ONLY RECORFS THE LAST FIFTEEN SECONDS OF GAMEPLAY. (Not a pS4 fanboy but PS4 last Fifhteen of Gameplay) 3.Skype WOOPDYDOO SAME AS PARTY CHAT AND VIDEO KINECT..... 4.SMART MATCH BASICALLY SENDING TROLLS VS TROLLS IN A GAME IM SORRY THE XBOX ONE ISN't Lookin too good


lol PS4 does not allow external game capture... which basically means you cant use an hdpvr on a ps4...

IlIuminatiPosted:

Purity The oneGuide looks cool!


I know its so good.


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