Saturday, December 20, 2014

Halo 5 beta: code with Xbox preview program

Halo 5 Guardians Early Access beta is now underway with a secret test. More importantly, there’s a way to play right now but sadly it isn’t available for most Xbox One owners – only those with access to Microsoft’s Xbox Preview Program.
The question is, did you get your free Halo 5 beta code invite by email, or are you still waiting? 
In a Tweet we found Mike Ybarra of the Xbox team.  It appears that Ybarra actually offering  new members an easier route into the elusive Xbox Preview Program so it is well worth keeping an eye on Twitter for similar openings.

 If you have verified access to the Program, you’ll also gain entry tp Microsoft’s Preview Program forum, where you’ll be able to engage in even more secret information on the Halo 5 beta and other upcoming games.

New Version of the Xbox One Smartglass Beta on Android Devices

Microsoft just Launched a new version of the Xbox One Smartglass beta on Android devices.

The new Smartglass beta, numbered 2.4.1412.17100, fixes bugs and finally introduces streaming from the Xbox One digital TV tuner to Android devices, that had been missing since the release of the tuner itself.
If you want to download the app, you can find it on Google Play.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Xbox One To Get Five New Apps This Week

Microsoft has just announced 5 new apps that should be available to Xbox One owners just in time for Christmas.

The new apps:
  1. Pandora
  2. Vevo
  3. Bravo Now
  4. Telemundo Now
  5. Popcornflix 
This years was already a pretty solid year for Xbox One apps, with the addition of things like Plex, HBO GO, MLB.TV and Twitch. With the new entries, it’s getting harder to think of a popular service that hasn’t found its way onto Microsoft’s box. Rdio/Spotify seem like big gaps, but Rdio employees have previously suggested that services that compete with the Xbox Music service probably aren’t welcome on the platform.