New Xbox One Media app to support a tons file types from USB and DLNA

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Today Microsoft revealed a lot of new stuff coming to Xbox One including new titles arriving in 2014 and 2015, and significant changes coming to the console later this year. Among the changes there will be the addition of support to watch videos, listen to music, and view photos from USB and DLNA-enabled devices through a new Media Player app.

The good news here is that the software giant also promised that there will be more file format support on Xbox One than in Xbox 360. The company didn’t specify when exactly will be releasing the Media Player app, but we know for sure is coming in the next couple of months.

Now Xbox One owners will finally be able to play those MKV and AVI files that they have been piling up in external hard drives. However, at first users will able to only play the new file types from a USB, DLNA support will be added later on, and MKV support is expected to arrive by the end of the year.

The following are the Xbox One supported formats for videos, music, and photos:

  • 3gp audio
  • 3gp video
  • 3gp2
  • aac
  • adts
  • animated gif
  • asf
  • avi divx
  • avi dv
  • avi uncompressed
  • avi xvid
  • bmp
  • jpg
  • gif
  • h264 avchd
  • mjpeg
  • mkv
  • mov
  • mp3
  • mpeg 1 ps
  • mpeg 2
  • mpeg 2 hd
  • mpeg 2 ts
  • mpeg 4 h264 aac
  • mpeg 4 sp
  • png
  • tiff
  • wav
  • wma
  • wma lossless
  • wma pro
  • wma voice
  • wmv
  • wmv hd
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