What are the benefits of jumping into the Microsoft ecosystem with an Xbox One?

Our forums here at Windows Phone Central can be considered the breath and soul of the site itself; a place where fellow "Microsofties" can talk about the technology they hold dearest. In a post this week, WPCentral Member Dallas Gaston asks whether he should grab an Xbox One to pair with his Windows 8.1 Desktop, Surface 2 Pro, and Nokia Lumia 1520 or grab a PlayStation as he always has in the past.

Dallas states that he is a fan of the PlayStation and wants to know if there are any benefits to picking up an Xbox One. Will jumping into the Xbox One “streamline” the experience across all of his devices? In addition, Dallas is not an “avid gamer” and tells us that he will spend most of his time on Netflix and possibly using the Xbox One’s HDMI pass-through ability.

There are obvious benefits to picking up an Xbox One to match to the rest of his collection such as OneDrive integration, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Skype.

If you are a heavy user of any of these services, then an Xbox One will be a great complement to your entertainment setup. With Xbox entertainment across all of your devices – you will always have access to your Music and Video. In addition, having OneDrive integration means you can always bring up those photos or other files you wish upon your big screen television.

Then again, if Dallas is not an avid gamer then other cheaper solutions may work. If Netflix is your primary reason for picking up an Xbox One, then you may want to look at way cheaper solutions such as a Roku box (this assumes that you could do without gaming).

What do you think? Should Dallas complete his Microsoft ecosystem and purchase an Xbox One, should he grab a PlayStation as he always had, or is another solution even better?

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Michael Archambault