Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Flight Simulator gets VR support, Xbox Game Pass Family plans is something Microsoft want to do, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Xbox Game Pass Family plans are “something we’d like to do,” says Xbox head Phil Spencer

Responding to a question posed to him on Twitter, Xbox head Phil Spencer recently stated that Microsoft would like to add family plans for Xbox Game Pass, saying it’s “something we would like to do”. Currently, only 1 console can share the subscription using the Home console feature. If you have additional consoles on top of that, an additional subscription would be needed, which isn’t economical for large families.

Microsoft Flight Simulator VR update is available now

In time for Christmas, Microsoft Flight Simulator’s VR support has been added in a new update, allowing you to fly the skies across the world in virtual reality.

OneDrive for iOS now supports uploading and viewing Live Photos

Live Photos support has been added to OneDrive on iOS, allowing you to both upload and view Live Photos from within OneDrive. Previously, the iOS app would turn these into still photos, so this will be a welcome addition for those who like Live Photos.

Microsoft’s Seeing AI iOS app gets better on iPhones with LiDAR scanners

Making use of the LiDAR scanner available in Apple’s latest iPhones, the Seeing AI app on iOS is now able to allow you to “feel the distance to things around you”, whilst also adding 3D experiences with spatial audio.

Seeing Ai Ios App

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.