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SkyDrive now on Xbox 360

Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser Mon, Dec 17

SkyDrive now on Xbox 360

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Adam Fraser Published by Adam Fraser Mon, Dec 17


If you own a Nokia Lumia, you’ve got access to SkyDrive – Microsoft’s cloud storage service – offering 7GB of free storage for new users, or a larger capacity for a fee. Now, SkyDrive comes to Xbox 360, enabling you to view your videos and photos right through your TV.

SkyDrive on Xbox extends your imaging experience and allows you to see the photos or videos that you’ve taken in full-glory, on a large, HD screen. It also means that you can show your content to a larger audience in one go, without having to pass your phone around the room.

Imagine watching a short movie you’ve filmed on your Nokia Lumia 920 through your 50″ HD-TV with ease.

If you’ve enabled the automatic uploading of photos from your Nokia Lumia to SkyDrive, that photo will be uploaded to your SkyDrive camera roll, almost immediately. Additionally, if you’ve already got SkyDrive running on your Xbox, you’ll see the new content come streaming in as you take a photo.

Take a photo

Photo uploaded to SkyDrive on Xbox

With support for Kinect voice controls and gestures, you can browse through your media content by just talking to your Xbox or by controlling the screen with your hands without actually touching a controller. However, you can use your controller, of course. Use the onscreen controls to browse through all your different folders and flick through the photos or videos, or by using the RB and LB buttons.

SkyDrive is already integrated in your Nokia Lumia, but a separate app is available if you’d prefer to use that. But to download SkyDrive on to your Xbox, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your TV and your Xbox.
  2. Go to Apps, and then select Browse Apps.
  3. In the Social category, select SkyDrive.

With SkyDrive directly accessible from your Nokia Lumia, Windows 8 PC, Windows 8 tablet, Xbox 360, or any device with an Internet browser, your files are always within reach.

Are you a SkyDrive user with an Xbox? Have you installed SkyDrive yet? Let us know what you think of it, in the comments section below.

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