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Xbox One Gold Membership Perks Detailed, Includes DVR Usage

Jonathan Lester
DVR, Microsoft, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox One

Xbox One Gold Membership Perks Detailed, Includes DVR Usage

Internet Explorer & Skype Also Gold-Exclusive

Microsoft has officially listed what your Xbox Live Gold subscription will include on the Xbox One. Alongside expected features like online multiplayer, premium apps and smart matchmaking, Gold Members will have sole use of the in-game DVR feature, Skype and Internet Explorer too.

Without further ado, here is a big green chart ripped directly from Microsoft themselves. Note that non-subscribers will not be able to capture or share game footage using the DVR, which is a bit of a shame. I don't think anyone will miss Internet Explorer, though.

Xbox One Gold Membership Perks Detailed, Includes DVR Usage

It's clear, then, that Microsoft needs to impress with its online infrastructure to warrant the annual subscription pay wall. The promise of a fair reputation system is a good start, mind.

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Quietus  Aug. 8, 2013 at 13:01

Well, looking down that list I see nothing for me.:)

DivideByZero  Aug. 8, 2013 at 13:04

Wow, skype is free on my PC / phone / tablet...

"Unrivaled multiplayer gaming*"

*Just pretend that PCs don't exist.

Also, if multiplayer is "unrivaled", does that mean it's single player ;)

JonLester  Aug. 8, 2013 at 13:14

"Also, if multiplayer is "unrivaled", does that mean it's single player ;)"

Great, now there's even more coffee in my keyboard tray. :P

imdurc  Aug. 8, 2013 at 13:21

So, let me get this straight... the Xbox One has a built-in DVR function, but, you can't use it unless you subscribe to their Gold online service? What if I have no interest in the Gold service and only wish to capture some footage, then transfer to a PC for editing?

No-one should have to pay for a monthly service, just to access what is essentially an offline function. Feels like shoddy practices in play here. On top of that, from what I've read, it only captures 5 minutes worth of play.

This is going to disappoint a lot of people who may have wanted this functionality. Looks like Hauppauge and Elgato have nothing to worry about!

JonLester  Aug. 8, 2013 at 13:34

@imdurc: Hauppauge are probably laughing, since the Xbox One DVR captures at 720p 30FPS. More here.

phil16  Aug. 8, 2013 at 13:39

Microsoft xbox gold - The reason my xbox is only used for the odd lego game with the wife. Really don't understand why I have to pay to 1) Access iplayer and the like - My Youview box, Bluray player, android tablet and phone all do so free 2) Play online - My PC and Ps3 both allow free access. 3) Use internet explorer (Why would anyone pay for IE access) - Even the WII has free web browsing!

If MS would drop the requirement for gold to do anything I might even consider an Xbone, as it is I'm only interested in a PS4.

For the record I already have PS+ access for the free games on my vita so its value is already there unlike Gold where you have to pay for what IMHO should be freebies.

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