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OneDrive app for Xbox One updated with improved photo support

OneDrive on the Xbox One

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive app for the Xbox One console that offers some minor but still interesting improvements on the photo side. The new version now lets users view their most recent images on their account by simply saying "Xbox, Go to OneDrive" if they have the Kinect hardware working. Also, a timeline of all of a user's OneDrive photos, organized by date and time, will appear simply by selecting "more" in the app menu.

When the upcoming June system update for the Xbox One is released, it will eliminate the requirement for a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to access and use the OneDrive app.

Microsoft has also confirmed what we previously reported a few weeks ago about the OneDrive app for Windows Phone 8.1 now having the ability to automatically upload and back up the higher resolution images created by the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520 smartphones.

Finally, the OneDrive.com website now has a way for users to order physical versions of their photos and then have them printed by their local Walgreens pharmacy. In order to promote this new feature, Microsoft and Walgreens are offering a 25 percent discount on all photo printing orders from the site simply by typing in the coupon code "ONEDRIVE" at checkout.

What do you think of these new additions to OneDrive and are you glad that the Xbox One version won't need an extra subscription fee for access after the next system update?

Source: Microsoft

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OneDrive app for Xbox One updated with improved photo support

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I'm glad they dropping the gold membership requirement for these apps like Netflix and such. Also loving OneDrive's ever improving interfaces.

The thing I hate most about the name change from SkyDrive to OneDrive, now when I say "Xbox, go to OneGuide" half the time it takes me to OneDrive instead.

What about the ability to save games to one drive? I know that it works but only shows that it's only a few kb and that's it.

Or how about the ability to save music albums and able to stream via one drive?

I'm still waiting for official confirmation of the recent leak suggesting that Microsoft would be opening up OneDrive as a music storage locker option for streaming to XB1. I stream a ton of music from my PC to my 360 over WiFi, and the lack of this feature on XB1 has been one of the main drawbacks preventing me from buying it.