Microsoft has confirmed some of the's multimedia skills.
A spokesperson from the Redmond company told Penny Arcade Report that the console will play audio CDs, which the won't. The Xbox One is DLNA-compatible, so can stream video, pictures and audio. Though it's not quite as versatile as we'd like.
The console is a Play To receiver. Play To is Microsoft's own method of streaming, that lets you bounce movies, music and more from your PC to your TV or home-entertainment system. But it only works with Microsoft devices. So you'll be able to stream music to your Xbox One, but only from your Windows 7-, 8- or 8.1-enabled PC, Windows Phone handset, or other compatible Microsoft doohicky.
I've asked Microsoft for clarification, and will update this story if I hear back.
Sony released an FAQ for the PS4 recently, and the console came up a little short in the media department. Among other things, it won't play audio CDs or stream media (though Sony has since added an asterisk to the blog post, saying it's "exploring possibilities" because of the feedback it's received).
Oh, and if you want to play DVDs and Blu-rays, you'll need to download a, which will be a bit of a hassle.
The Xbox One Tour hits Dublin from 14-17 November, and London from 21-24 of the month.
Which console is on your Christmas list? And do the extra media skills justify the Xbox One's higher price? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.