Given that people may be somewhat reluctant to purchase or subscribe to content from Microsoft given the axing of its Groove Music and Music Pass services, it now has to rely more on other services to help fill the void. Of course, you can still purchase digital video content from the company as evidenced in one of the offers in last year's 12 Days of Deals campaign but there are other means to get your video fix, particularly on Xbox One.
While Samsung's smart televisions and Apple TV picked up the capability just over a year ago, Facebook Video has now made its official debut on Xbox One. After installing the app from the Microsoft Store and signing in, the app will allow users to browse and watch their own videos as well as suggested videos and live streams. Furthermore, access to video content on Facebook's own Watch platform, locked to US audiences, will also be available via the app.
Despite the app's appearance on Xbox One, it has not been made available for either Windows 10 or Windows 10 Mobile. Even though it may not knock the likes of YouTube or Netflix off their perches, it does at least broaden choice for owners of the console.