With the Netflix app on Xbox One, available Friday, you'll be able to use your voice to fire it up and start playing your favorite movies and TV shows and use gestures to swipe through your choices in My List or just browse.
The Netflix app supports Xbox One's Snap feature, which means you can watch your favorite programs while doing something else, such as playing a game or chatting with a friend over Skype.
The launch of Xbox One on Friday signals the beginning of a new era for gaming and interactive entertainment. With the deepest and most varied launch lineup in Xbox history, the new games and exclusive titles tap the incredible power of new hardware and the cloud, as well as exclusive features such as Xbox Live, Kinect and Xbox One SmartGlass that bring a new world of gaming to life.
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the things we’re thankful for and reconnect with family and friends over a good meal. Here are eight apps for Windows and Windows Phone to help make sure you have a safe, hassle-free and enjoyable holiday.
Bing Food & Drink
The Bing Food & Drink app is a must-have on your tablet or laptop for Thanksgiving. The new app makes it easy to explore recipes from all around the world, choose from more than 100,000 wines and cocktails, and learn tips from celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck and Tom Colicchio to make your next meal a taste-tempting success with family and friends. Not that you have to be a celebrity chef to cook a mean bird or get those garlic mashed potatoes just right.
Bing Food & Drink provides immaculate photos (as seen in the screenshot above), easy-to-follow instructions and tools such as a shopping list and meal planner to help you prepare your Thanksgiving dinner. You can also use the app to enter notes or upload your own favorite recipes, and then share them with a single tap of your finger – a great way to make the relatives happy when they ask for your sweet potato pie recipe!
If you’re new to Windows 8.1, don’t feel like you have to figure things out alone. There are some handy, free and quick guides and tools for help, writes Amy D. on the Windows Experience Blog.
For starters, check out the Help+Tips app that is included in Windows 8.1. “It’s got all the info you need to get going, along with links to more help and support on Windows.com,” she writes.