8 Zip comes to Xbox One, adds comic book archive support and more

Not content to stick with just Windows 10 PC and Mobile, file archiving app 8 Zip is now available on the Xbox One as well. Now you can use the app to unpack archive files (such as .zip) right from your console.

Of course, there's more than Xbox One support tagging along in 8 Zip's latest update. You'll also find support for comic book archive files (in case you've ever wanted to read a comic on your console), along with some UI tweaks and support for 7 new languages. Here's the breakdown of what's new:

  • Xbox One support.
  • Comic Book Archive support (.cbz, .cbr)
  • UI improvements.
  • New languages: Albanian, Croatian, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Serbian, Swedish.

It's worth noting that we've so far experienced some issues with 8 Zip crashing on Xbox One, so you may encounter some problems if you opt to take the dive and try the app right away. However, if you want to try the app out, the full version of 8 Zip is currently on sale for $0.99.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Wallpaper link plz...... =|
  • https://1drv.ms/i/s!Atb45BIIOh-KsugN3mJ7zuYVrKptLQ
  • It's also worth noting that a single purchase of the full version (as noted, currently about $1) will give you the full version on all of your Windows 10 devices.
  • Nice.
  • What would I use this for on Xbox? Any ideas people?
  • Someone emails you a zip file of pictures and you want to view them? I'm sure people have better reasons.
  • "You'll also find support for comic book archive files (in case you've ever wanted to read a comic on your console)" - In the Article given. And there will be many other reasons too.
  • Someone zips you up Halo Master Chief Collection to play? Maybe?
  • Now THAT would be useful lol. but I doubt, and I see this being useful if 8 zip supports cloud storage, idk if it does. I don't really care,...bonzai!
  • Same makers of 7 zip? That app worked flawlessly for me back in the day.
  • I use it on my Phone. Great UWP App.
  • No not related to 7-Zip at all
  • Ah ok, thx.
  • Is 8 Zip one zip better than 7 Zip?
  • 7-Zip still works flawlessly for me. And is open source to boot.
  • Totally unrelated, but can I open a link which is posted in comment via Windows Central app? If not, when are we going to get that feature?
  • Thank you. Also we need a report button on here. I keep forgetting to suggest these to them through the feedback hub, and when I do like right now, I don't feel like it.
  • Does it allow you read comic books on the mobile app yet?