(2014-04-19 03:23)tential Wrote:
(2014-04-19 01:09)two515ty Wrote:
(2014-04-17 20:29)rodalpho Wrote: Yes, they would. Plex requires the user to setup a server on a PC in their home network. That's an annoying extra step. Also, Plex is phenominally successful, and they charge a couple bucks for the client. XBMC would be free. The Xbox One also has HDMI passthrough and voice control, both of which are very cool for a media platform. XBMC would be a huge success on Xboxone, if the various licenses allowed it, microsoft allowed it on the platform, and devs popped up to actually create the thing.
Traditional XBMC on linux/windows/whatever is great, but it lacks remote-controllable Netflix, Amazon Instant, and Hulu+. Higher-powered android boxes like the firetv may be a better answer for most people, once they're fully hacked so they work in a polished manner.
You just described the pros and cons of XBMC vs. Plex and XBMC on a console vs. a PC. What I am referring to is that many people simply wouldn't know what to do with XBMC, and a lot of them might also not have a use for it because they don't have a lot local media. And what does "phenominally" successful mean? Are there any numbers to describe how many people actually use or are familiar with Plex? I don't think the average Xbox One gamer is familiar with Plex or XBMC, to be quite honest. Remember that we're talking about mainstream, non-techy people who just want to play video games.
"XBMC was originally created as a media center application for the first-generation Xbox game console"
Now all of a sudden, it's completely useless as an addon to the Xbox One. Sorry lol, but your argument is EXTREMELY flawed.
XBMC would be nice on the Xbox One. End story. People went through TONS of hassle to use the original XBMC on Xbox. People will use it on Xbox One if it's available.
Like the person I quoted before you, you still never explained what about XBMC will make the average Xbox One owner be interested in it.
And no, it's not "all of a sudden", it's 2 console generations and 12 years years after the original Xbox was released. That's a lot of time in the world of technology. In that time, our standards for media have changed and a video game console is no longer the only cheap, capable, and reliable media player on the market like the original Xbox was back in its day. Today, there are too many options for media access (read: Netflix, Hulu, etc.) for people to go through as much hassle to use XBMC, unless they're actually interested in a media center experience.
I didn't say people wouldn't use it on the Xbox One, I said that most of the people who own an Xbox One probably wouldn't be interested in XBMC, just because they don't have a lot of local media.