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Browse/stream smb media shared files from PC to Xbox One

I have setup SMB to share 1080p mkv mp4 m2ts files in my Windows 8 computer which is in separate room from HDTV and console. I would like to access and stream the shared files on Xbox One and add it to the hub of my home entertainment but can not find a way to browse them. The dlna type app Plex is an acceptable alternative, but requires conversion and transcoding and that lost the video quality. With the capable of playing Blu-ray and streaming Netflix, the Xbox one seems to lack of access media file via smb. Continue reading

How to stream Xbox One games to Oculus Rift in Windows 10

As a virtual reality system, the Oculus Rift immerses you inside 3D virtual worlds completely. Now Microsoft originally announced that Oculus Rift gets Xbox One game streaming and Rift owners are able to stream their console library to Rift in Windows 10. Here are hte how-to tips for streaming and playing Xbox One games in front of a huge virtual display. Continue reading

How To Turn Off Narrator voice talking in Xbox One

Everything worked fine since the recent update had applied on my Xbox One console. The system keep saying everything which I select through dashboard aloud while navigated. It was incredibly annoying and randomly started doing it. Somebody talk me it is Narrator function that is a screen reader for reading text, buttons, and other elements but I could not figure out how to disable annoying voice commentating settings. Continue reading

How to play background music and audio on Xbox One

The latest system update called Summer Update brings many new features to Xbox One console, such as Cortana, Improved Game Collection and more. Background Music is the highly requested feature and offers a way for you to listen to your favorite music in the background while playing video game. I always want to play a movie with background music paying instead of the movie soundtrack, and it is perfect. Continue reading

How to Disable Hey Cortana and enable Xbox Voice Commands on Xbox One

Recently Microsoft has updated the system to use the the Cortana assistant and replace Xbox voice commands in the Xbox One console. Now the console requires the Internet network for processing all your “Hey Cortana” voice commands on Microsoft’s servers, so it becomes much slower wille gives gamers the more powerful searches results. The old voice commands by using a Kinect are only processed entirely on local device but can not deal with a web search or your questions about the status of a flight. If you don’t need to fetch the information and just navigate the interface, try the tips to speed up that. Continue reading

How to record more than 5 minutes on Xbox One S

By default the built-in Xbox DVR function allows you to record only a 5-minute of gameplay on Xbox One S console, so you have to get your whole amazing moment within the limit time. Many users are looking for a way to record Longer time of their play moments and share with friends or the world. To resolve this downside problem and bypass the 5-minute restriction, you could use capture cards to record videos in high definition quality or try the tutorial if you don’t care of the quality. Continue reading

How to download Xbox Play Anywhere game on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Xbox Play Anywhers feature delivers certain games to the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC with a single purchase, and offfers a way to let user play it on either machine. Without additional cost, you are able to have the equivalent version you have purchased once to install on the other platform and get synchronized progress between the two. Here is the how-to tutorial and the FAQ. Continue reading