FAQ About Xbox One
For many people, the term "Xbox" has come to mean "that magical thing that hooks up to my TV and lets me play mind-blowingly awesome video games," and for good reason. The Xbox One console in Canada builds upon the trails blazed by the original Xbox and Xbox 360, giving you new ways to enjoy an incredible entertainment experience.
What are the main features of Xbox One?
Xbox One is a premium gaming machine with a large (and ever-growing) library of amazing games. Whether you prefer first-person shooters, role-playing games, platformers, or sports titles you'll find games that'll keep you entertained for hours.
Sign up for the Xbox Live Gold service (sold separately) and you'll be able to compete online with friends and strangers, as well as get access to hundreds of dollars' worth of free games.
If you have a compatible Windows PC you can stream Xbox One games to the PC. So while your spouse watches TV you can sit in front of your den PC and level up some characters or fight off an alien invasion.
Kinect for Xbox One is an optional accessory (sold separately) that can track your movements and voice, giving you whole new ways to play and interact with your entertainment.
What comes in the box with Xbox One?
Open up the box and inside you'll find the Xbox One console, a wireless controller, a power supply, an HDMI cable, and a manual. If you pick up a special bundle you might also get a game or 2, plus other cool goodies.
What else can you do with Xbox One besides gaming?
A whole lot! If you don't already have a smart TV Xbox One will give your TV an IQ boost, providing online connectivity and a wide selection of apps like Skype, YouTube, Netflix, and many others. This selection of apps, which is growing all the time, lets you enjoy sports, news, web browsing, movies, TV shows, social media, and more. Xbox One's interface makes it easy to switch back and forth between video games, live TV, and apps.
Want more info on Xbox One? Check out some of our resources:
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