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Xbox One and PS4: Next Gen IncapabilityWhat kind of support do the Xbox One and PS4 have for various media formats? It might not be what you expect. Find out if the new generation will leave you missing some key features of the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Welcome to today's episode -- ask the experts -- right is one expert Jeff Bakalar from CNET app. I'm Peter -- -- spot. Today we're gonna answer your questions about media functionality on the next gen systems or lack of -- blue outside ahead of ourselves on -- for the FaceBook wants to know. For the PlayStation four support media playback functionality including MP threes and before his -- Stuff like that. It doesn't even play CDs. Yet did you write it doesn't replace audio CD yeah I know that the real answer here is that no Internet so does that work why not. What what's the problem. The problem according to Sony is that they didn't really think that it was important. They said that it's gonna come so it's not you know. The PS3 was such a reversible. Robust. Media playback device it was the -- is. Deal NA all the movies I had a -- ass and play right off my history it was fantastic throw anything at -- exception -- these. Throw anything added he would collect the Xbox one and any better off no in fact it's just is that yet. It will play an audio CD. But that's about it. There's really no way to bring your own media there and it's actually really shocking this to me when you offer especially with Xbox one. PlayStation four -- it has no saving grace in this either. But with -- one. It's -- all in one home media console is to me that's got to include bring your own content and and being a personal. Media player which neither of these councils -- mean they do have some functionality. One of the more important things in addition to bringing your own media formats. Streaming Netflix Hulu Amazon prime. Almost work for both systems right I think YouTube is only on Xbox -- -- And -- doubling on the Xbox one which is not an option precinct chorus that's worth something. Microsoft has also gone to great lengths to support their Xbox fitness program. Right which is different international entertainment movie or TV show what it does do it in -- year free service where you can work out watching all that. And -- -- and -- -- videos all the new line of -- ideas that are out -- popular. Xbox one gives you those actually uses the connect to judge your performance that's correct so it's got some interesting stuff but it doesn't have -- things that people are really asking. The big thing that sort of stuff is. It's up to you like it's a good crutch chair but it's up to you via S don't think that you just gonna lose weight because you bought an -- for. Vitamin. But I'm not wants to know. Well USB drives work with the new console abilities to in the past nowhere in there where they used to be telling us -- really do like managerial sort of stuff. Game saves I know people were downloading the update to Xbox one yes before it came out -- the PlayStation is so that they wouldn't have to just. You know plug in their console sit there for three and a half days we're here to update the short answer is that no you can't bring anything on -- USB drive. Outside abusive files and updates and stuff like -- -- of conspiracy theory -- Garcia Xbox one. Is that Microsoft really want to divide this -- Definitely want you bring it over and how to for free you know they want to use their service right I mean and and then you get to the whole sort of complexities with their proprietary. You know interface and I love that if you love love what I drive. So if you're thinking about buying a new consoles and it comes out and what's really important a lot of people love the functional and we talked about today that's absent in the new console is when it was president in the PS3 Xbox-360. We were let down yeah and I think if you're going into these systems thinking that they're gonna be the only one they used to be. You're also gonna be a little bit disappointed guess again and some of these things and he comes on the road but that's still just talk at this point we'll see what happens. But yet jacket and -- -- Is -- city and -- abundant. Well -- for joining us today folks we'll be back tomorrow with another episode and ask the experts. For gamespot -- Peter brown and for CNET I'm Jeff Bakalar thanks for watching.