Dropbox Latest News & Update: Cloud-Storage Platform Comes To Xbox One! Stream Videos On TV With No Restrictions!
The cloud-storage Dropbox app comes finally to the gaming console Xbox One. The Universal Windows Platform of the Dropbox app will allow Xbox One user to access their files from the cloud-storage easily.
Dropbox is a file hosting service where users can create, share and collaborate their files to others. The decision to make the cloud-storage available in a gaming console like Xbox One is the first cloud storage provider to do so.
According to Tech Crunch, Dropbox users will be able to share their photos, videos and other files on TV using their Xbox One. It will be easy for Dropbox users to stream videos via Xbox One without downloading a local copy. This idea will help save space for the Xbox One's hard drive for the future game storage purpose.
In addition, users will be able to access their Dropbox files on Xbox and use Windows application like VLC player on the computer. The idea of easy access is what Dropbox is aiming for its Dropbox app. It gives "users the ability to access files without the need to plug in an HDMI cord or connect to their laptop," Dropbox staff engineer Rudy Huyn said in an email to Engadget.
The Dropbox app for Xbox One does not have a similar user interface as what Dropbox usually have with most of the Universal Windows Platform. The Dropbox app uses an Xbox UI to make it perfectly fit according to its purpose on the Xbox One.
Furthermore, the Dropbox app has no restrictions in streaming videos on TV with Xbox One. Unlike with the Roku app that truncated videos at 14 to 15 minutes long only while using the Dropbox. This decision came from concerns that it could be used in movie piracy.
Since Xbox One has no restrictions in streaming videos from Dropbox, this allowed other competitors like AllCast to cast users' photos and videos from Dropbox. Meanwhile, Dropbox also works with Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV and it's free to download on Xbox Store for Xbox One users.