Xbox One can play audio CDs, supports DLNA streaming
posted on 11.01.13 at 07:48 PM EDT by (@salromano)
But like PlayStation 4, MP3s are not supported.

Earlier this week, Sony put out a giant PlayStation 4 FAQ revealing details about what the system can and can’t do. Three of the things it can’t do are play audio CDs, MP3s, or act as a media server. Xbox One can do two of three, Microsoft confirmed to The Penny Arcade Report.

Xbox One can’t play MP3s, but it can act as a media server and supports audio CDs. You’ll be able to stream media content to Xbox One using any Play To supported device, like Window 7, 8, or 8.1 PCs and Windows Phones.

You can listen to your own music in-game with an Xbox Music subscription, similar to how you’ll need Music Unlimted to do the same on PlayStation 4.

Though, all hope might not be lost for MP3 files and DLNA streaming on PlayStation 4. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida, after hearing fans’ concerns, brought the issue to the PlayStation 4 development team.

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  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    All of this is coming to the PS4 on the 2nd Update.

  • PhoenixAutomatic~♪(๑ᴖ◡ᴖ๑)♪~

    Good. Now Where’s the update Sony?

  • True Gamer

    Since i’m getting the Xbox One later, this is great news.

  • shogunknight

    Whats up with these 2 consoles and no mp3 support? Is mp3 dying?

    • Eder García

      the mu$ic indu$try finally made its move

      • Budgiecat

        Which is like 10 years too late.

        Also what if I want to play MY own music

        • Eder García

          “if I want to play MY own music?”
          the music industry doesn’t care that, the only care the $$$, yes, they are years late, but blocking mp3 support on the next gen twins, is a huge success for them because they finally can receive $$$ from the unlimited music services both consoles offer.
          at least Microsoft is forcing users to go back to burn traditional audio cd’s using Windows Media Player and then put the music on the XBONE, hope i am correct on this, the 360 can save music from audio cd’s

          • Budgiecat

            Haha I haven’t burned a music CD in God knows when…

  • Budgiecat

    All this 180’ing from both companies lol. I have a feeling now that Sony had all those DRM policies in place too just like XBox but they kept hush on it once M$ got all that bad backlash at E3. Now M$ is looking to play the hero here this time around. Such a back n forth war of attrition; trying to monopolize the gaming public but then going back on their ways. jeez…

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      They said A LOng time ago they didnt, not to mention the vita Just came out before it without out it, it seems super unlikely to have ever had it

      • Budgiecat

        Vita’s a handheld…..

        • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler


    • Elvick

      Yeah, Sony had it too… and the better software company that is MS, has to push out a massive update to remove it, where as Sony doesn’t…


      • Budgiecat

        Yeah and strange how all these games are now getting delayed huh….perhaps having to restructure the online infrastructure to make for adjustment changes…

        • kiri25

          All these games??? What games are u referring to?? Only 1st party title I know that is delayed is Drive Club and Watchdog is the only 3rd party one I’ve heard of? So not sure how 2 games results in “All these games”

          I seriously doubt sony had any DRM policy as it would have seriously hurt the in Japan seeing as used games are more important in japan since u can’t rent games in Japan.

          This and the fact Sony has no need to update the system to remove the horrible policies ms tried to force on ppl.

    • BigDix

      Now you’re playing with perspective! Reading that ULTIMATE FAQ, it’s pathetic how Sony so shamelessly alternates between that bullshit propaganda they’ve trumpeted for months and the cold, hard reality that they are in many ways no better than Microsoft. HI GUYS WE LOVE YOU GREATNESS AWAITS IN OUR GAMER LOVE LOL WE WON’T MAKE YOU CONNECT unlessyawannawatchmoviesgottaconnectforthatoopslolorwecanmailyoutheupdateintentofifteenbusinessdays, btwnomp3sdudesyeasrslyandwewannasqueezeamusicunlimitedsubscriptionouttayouifyadon’tmindandallourpromiseduberfunctionalitylikestreaminganduploadsisbarelyeventhere, BUT STILL BEST PLACE TO PLAY M I RITE!? YOU GUYS ARE GRATE THIS IS 4 (AHAHAHA) THE FANS!!!1

      Goddamned shame how easily people are manipulated. That’s right, keep on photoshopping that anthropomorphic PS4 skullfucking the Xbox picture for Twitter, oblivious to Andrew House’s phantom hand as it reaches over your shoulder to breach your trousers and wank your wiggler… His cold, apathetic gaze zeroed in not on your crotch, but your wallet in your pocket as he soulessly mimes this perverse act of passion. Still… The hands ain’t quite as clammy as Microsoft’s. Hoo-rah!

      • McPoo

        To be honest, I didn’t really follow all of this PS4 vs Xbone features malarky.

        Just from my uneducated viewpoint though, it seemed like MS were being quite forthcoming with their policies, and getting flak for it, while people were praising Sony as saviours of gaming despite not knowing what their stance on the same matters were.

        That’s just how it looked to me, anyway. Like I said, I’m in no real position to critique.

        • BigDix

          I wasn’t really following it either; alas, Gematsu abounded in the drama same as anywhere with miscreants posting very clever (very clever!) .gifs which dealt out the proverbial smackdown, and I may have ended up reading an article or two against my better judgement.

          Anyway, that’s quite true, although you might want to consider whether it’s best to frame it as “forthcoming” — does a rapist deserve credit for being more “forthcoming” than a date rapist? I wasn’t nearly as bothered by the particular points of interest held by the great big wide gaming community, but it’s not like there was anything good about it either. I think most probably view Microsoft’s initial positions not as forthcoming, but them telling everyone to blow it out their collective asses.

          A shit-eating grin tiredly gasping “innovation”, “cutting edge”, “experience”, “basketball physics” is as nauseating on Andrew House’s face as it was on Don Mattrick’s… Both Sony and Microsoft are massively dishonest weasels, yet at the end of the day I intend to buy, and hopefully enjoy, the PS4… But I ain’t getting another Xbox.

  • Blaz

    I really don’t care about this feature in home consoles, i mean i have a PS3 and Xbox360 and i never listened to a audio cd or mp3 musics.

    I would really care if this feature wasn’t available for PSVPSP 3DS because they are portable.

  • LordKaiser

    Sony will add this to the PS4 just w8 and see. just wa8 till he says something.

  • Nhiroz

    Are people really using this as a decisive matter on which console to get. Its a shame about no mp3 playback, but I’m sure there will be a workaround somehow :-) What about Flac files and such, Can they be used?

  • Fango

    who even buys audio cds anymore…..

  • AdamBoy64

    This is pretty neat.
    I’m kind of surprised this feature isn’t supported by the PS4 (as of yet).
    Is there a licensing fee for the Audio CD format needed perhaps?

    I can’t imagine why else they wouldn’t include it.
    Either way, +1 for Microsoft.