Microsoft brings Bing to Xbox One with new app

Xbox One X
Xbox One X (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft announced the Microsoft Bing app on Xbox in preview.
  • The app allows you to search trending content and the web.
  • The Microsoft Bing app for Xbox is in preview and only available in the United States.

Microsoft Bing for Xbox is now available in preview. The app allows you to search trending content and the web within an interface optimized for the Xbox One. Microsoft recently shared a news post (opens in new tab) about the app and how to download it. Right now, the app is in preview and is only available in the United States.

Xbox Bing App

Source: Microsoft (Image credit: Source: Microsoft)

To download the Bing app, you can use these steps from Microsoft:

  1. On your Xbox One console, sign-in and launch the Xbox Insider Hub app.
  2. Navigate to Insider content > Apps > Microsoft Bing.
  3. Select Join.
  4. Wait for the registration to complete to be directed to the Store and install Microsoft Bing for Xbox.

The app has a layout similar to other first-party Xbox apps from Microsoft. It features a tiled interface that should be easy to navigate with a controller.

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  • This is kind of neat but I am not sure this is the sort of stuff they should be devoting resources to with the Xbox. I just don't think Bing is going to get used on a console that much? But maybe I'm wrong.
  • They removed file explorer and gave us this?