At Gamescom 2014 Microsoft unveiled a new plan to remedy this and make earnest on the Xbox One’s label as the "all-in-one entertainment" solution by way of expanding its media support. The first is to stream media from a computer or tablet, and the second is to play it directly off of a USB flash drive.The Xbox One's media player is quite similar to the Xbox 360's playback suite in terms of form and function, however the newer console now supports more than 30 formats including the MKV container and GIF files. For example, its owners can control their television broadcasts using the device, as well as use it as a functioning DVR. The advantage of this method over the Play system is that users can do it all from wherever they sit via the Xbox One, instead of sending the video from a PC to their console.It is also more focused on the actual games they are playing, which is part and parcel of the company’s new direction under Phil Spencer, the current head of Microsoft's Xbox division.While like other video game consoles the Xbox One is primarily designed for playing games, it is more than a game console.Danish, German (Germany), German (Austria), German (Switzerland), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (Czech Republic), English (Greece), English (Hong Kong), English (Hungary), English (India), English (Ireland), English (Israel), English (New Zealand), English (Saudi Arabia), English (Singapore), English (Slovakia), English (South Africa), English (United Arab Emirates), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Spanish (Argentina), Spanish (Chile), Spanish (Colombia), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), Italian, Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Norsk bokmål, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Finnish, Swedish, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Chinese (Singapore), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Hong Kong), Japanese It is located on the internal HDD for day-to-day usage, while also being duplicated on the internal NAND storage of the console for recovery purposes and factory reset functionality.The Xbox One allows users to download applications that add to the functionality of the dashboard.The "Community" section allows users to view their friends' in-game activities and captures, post status updates, In general, the top level menu of the Xbox One feels a lot less cluttered than the Xbox 360's dashboard.For example, the friends tab has been removed and replaced with a dedicated app that users can load up to see what their connections are doing.
Low battery notifications and Blu-ray 3D support are two examples of ideas that have been among the top vote-getters on the site.
There are a couple of columns for settings options and an area for "pinned" favorites, a "main" screen showing current and recent apps and games that the user played or used, and a small "What's New" section highlighting some recently added content. Microsoft also introduced a new way to multitask called Snap, which allows Xbox One users to open multiple panes in a single window.
When Microsoft upgraded the Windows 8-based Core to a Windows 10-based one, they made a tour of the new user interface up on Xbox Wire, promising faster, easier navigation, improved community features and, the return of Xbox Avatars.
With Windows 10, Universal Windows Platform apps became available on Xbox One.
According to the current head of Microsoft's Xbox division, Phil Spencer, "The importance of entertainment and games to the Windows ecosystem has become really prevalent to the company".
Furthermore, the system comes with a comprehensive range of applications related to multimedia features.