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The beta app has arrived for Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone, letting anyone try the recently-announced SmartGlass features.
The latest update offers a revamped Party app, a new Friends section, and other surprises. But you need to be a member of the Xbox Live preview program to grab it.
Mobile purchases, more social connectivity, and yes, 3D Blu-ray playback: Xbox One gets a handful of new perks in a software update coming soon.
The update for Microsoft's console also adds SmartGlass improvements, as well as access to Netflix and Hulu without an Xbox Live Gold membership.
Even if you don't care about voice control or motion-based games, the $500 Xbox One with Kinect is worth considering.
The cheaper price represents a major shift for Microsoft, as does a decision to drop the $60 annual fee to access streaming content such as Netflix and YouTube.
On June 9, the Xbox One will be available in $399 version that leaves off the Kinect peripheral. Here's the skinny on the new model, along with other upcoming changes.
While he doesn't give an exact date, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb says support for games stored on external hard drives is coming to the Xbox One.
Microsoft is set to release new Xbox One TV features to select Xbox Live members. SmartGlass also gets some updates that will roll out to everyone.
Facebook dominates the mobile messaging world with its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. CNET's Bridget Carey explains the value of the app, along with news about the Xbox One and a high-tech toothbrush.