Dropbox brings its Windows 10 app to Xbox One

Laurent Giret

Xbox One users rejoice, you now have a new UWP app to play with. Popular Windows Phone developer and Dropbox employee Rudy Huyn has announced today on the company’s blog that the universal Dropbox app is now available to download on the gaming console. “It’s the first universal Windows app for cloud storage on the gaming console, letting you view and share your photos, videos, and other files from the cloud—right on your TV,” he explained.

While OneDrive, Microsoft’s own cloud storage service has been available on the Xbox One right from the start, the app currently lacks many features available on the Windows 10 universal app, and the Dropbox team has done its best to remedy this. Here are some of the things you can do with the Dropbox UWP app on your Xbox One:

  • Manage all of your files with a new interface optimized for TVs, using a gamepad or media remote
  • Upload and comment on files, and easily share them with friends
  • Stream your home videos directly from the Dropbox app, without downloading them, saving space on your hard drive
  • Open files from and save them to Dropbox in other universal Windows apps.

Since Rudy Huyn joined the company to develop new Windows 10 experiences a year ago, Dropbox has become a very solid app on Windows 10 devices and it’s great to see the company fully embrace Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform. To get the app on your Xbox One, you may see it in the “ready to install” section if you already downloaded it on your Windows 10 device, otherwise you can search for it in the Xbox universal store.

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