Microsoft reveals new Xbox Video features, including cross-device resume

While Microsoft is already letting a few beta testers preview some upcoming Xbox One updates, the company has plans to offer even more changes in the coming weeks and months for Xbox Video, OneGuide and Smart Glass users.

In a new Xbox Wire post, Microsoft announced that starting sometime this week, a Xbox Live user can start playing a video from the service on one device and then stop and resume the same video on another platform. Currently, this feature will be put into Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 8 version of Xbox Video; it will be added at a later date for the Windows Phone 8 app and the Xbox Video website.

Microsoft also announced it has added new features to its Xbox One SmartGlass app, including a way to snap an app on the console from a mobile device, being able to receive Xbox Live message alerts and more.

Finally, Microsoft is inviting a select few Xbox One owners in the U.S., Canada and Europe to check out some upcoming OneGuide features. Some of those features are already available to U.S. Xbox One customers, such as adding TV listings in OneGuide along with Kinect voice commands to control the cable or satellite set-top box. The preview will also expand SmartGlass to serve as a OneGude and universal remote control for the Xbox One, including a DVR button 

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