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Report: Xbox set-top box is on the way for streaming and casual gaming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 May 2013 21:53 User comments (4)

Report: Xbox set-top box is on the way for streaming and casual gaming Just a day after the WSJ reported that Microsoft's oft-rumored set-top box was dead in the water, Verge has a different story, claiming the company is preparing an "Xbox TV" set-top for release this year.
The set-top would be a cheap (think $99 or less) alternative to the current-generation Xbox 360, giving users access to all the core entertainment services including content streaming, casual gaming and Web access.

Microsoft will allegedly use a chipset that will allow for an "always-on" device, meaning near instant boot times and quick access to TV and entertainment apps. The current-generation of Roku devices are "always-on," as well, and use shockingly little electricity.

The device will be launched alongside the next-generation Xbox, which will be unveiled on May 21st and be released in November.

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4 user comments

111.5.2013 0:25

should be interesting to see what happens...

211.5.2013 0:46

great so we have a box running a stripped down version of windows media center

311.5.2013 12:13

Quote:
...use shockingly little electricity.
Oh, har de har. :P


Xbox TV... copying the OUYA (and others) trend.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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411.5.2013 16:02

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
great so we have a box running a stripped down version of windows media center
Will supposedly be entertainment version of Windows 8.

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