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Monday, October 20, 2014

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  • VideoNuze Podcast #181 - Xbox One's TV Integration Comes Up Short

    I'm pleased to present the 181st edition of the VideoNuze podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia. This week we discuss the newly-unveiled Xbox One and its TV integration.

    As I wrote earlier this week, Xbox One is very slick, but because it's not tightly integrated with pay-TV set-tops, it can't access on-demand and DVR programming. That means even with an Xbox One, complexity will remain in the living room. Colin notes that even the original Google TV box had better integration (with Dish TV, although it was  sub-optimal), and it still failed.

    That leads Colin to believe that Xbox One will succeed as a gaming device, but he's skeptical that it will have broad appeal outside that community due to its high price and competitive options from Roku and others. I agree; though Xbox One clearly improves the live TV viewing experience, given today's changing viewer behaviors toward on-demand, it is far from being the "ultimate all-in-one home entertainment system" Microsoft says it is.

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