Microsoft has confirmed the entertainment apps available on Xbox Series X and S at launch.
Apps already available on Xbox One will be available on Xbox Series X and S, Microsoft said. These include the likes of Netflix, Disney+, YouTube, Spotify, Sky Go, Now TV and Amazon Prime Video.
But also out on 10th November is the Apple TV app. That's for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Here's the US-focused list Microsoft provided in its announcement today (there will be more apps than on this list at launch, Microsoft stressed):
It’s taken its time, but Sky Go is now available for Xbox One. The new app, called TV from Sky on games consoles, can be downloaded now from the apps section of the Xbox store.
- To use Sky Q features on the Sky Go app, including accessing your recordings, you need to be on the same WiFi network as your Sky Q Box and have a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription.Requires Sky Q box, Sky TV and Sky Q Experience subscriptions, HDTV, Sky Q app connected to home broadband.
- From yesterday the Sky Go app is no longer supported on the XBOX 360 and has stopped working. I'm guessing there's no way round this. Downer for me as it's one less room I can watch Sky on the big screen in. Anyone want to buy an XBOX 360.
- HBO Max
- YouTube TV
- Amazon Prime Video
- NBC Peacock
- Sky Go
- Now TV
- Sky Ticket
Meanwhile, Microsoft confirmed the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos tech is supported on Netflix, Disney+, and Vudu.
The Microsoft Store is twice as fast as before, Microsoft said in a blog post. The launch time of the Microsoft Store app is now about two seconds. You access apps in the refreshed Xbox dashboard experience in My Games & Apps.
There's a new Entertainment block for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, too, which showcases content across apps. For new Xbox owners, the Entertainment block is automatically pinned to Home. Existing gamers can scroll down to Add more > See all suggestions, select Entertainment, and add it to Home.
For comparison's sake, here are the entertainment apps launching with PlayStation 5.
As if the array of TV goodies Sky has on offer wasn’t enough, it’s now also possible to watch TV on the move with Sky Go.
With a Sky Go subscription, all you need is a broadband or Wi-Fi internet connection.
You can watch live and on-demand shows via mobile, Mac, Windows PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3 or 4.
However, as with most technology, the service can come with its hitches.
So, here’s how to stop Sky Go buffering…
How to stop Sky Go buffering – Check your data
If your Sky Go experience is being ruined by constant buffering there are a few reasons as to why this could be.
Firstly, check that data monitoring is turned off.
You don’t want the app to be working hard on things it doesn’t need to. By switching off data monitoring the app should work more efficiently.
What about your internet connection?
It may sound obvious but it’s always good to check your internet connection.
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Specifically, it’s a good idea to check your internet speed which you can do by typing into Google ‘what is my internet speed?’. If your internet speed is lower than expected then it’s best to contact your internet provider and query this.
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How many people are using Sky Go?
Getting set up with Sky Go and sharing out your subscription can be tempting but it turns out that it’s best to keep your login details to yourself.
If you are using multiple devices this can seriously affect your streaming speed.
If your subscription is for one connection then only use one device. Never overload the service by using more devices that you’ve signed up for as this is sure to increase buffering.
Have a spring clean
Another point to consider is whether you’ve checked up on your devices lately.
Device maintenance is important and by this, we mean resetting your router or modems regularly and clearing your cache to free up any space you can.
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Lastly, you can also change your device’s DNS servers to reset your connection for a more seamless viewing experience.