While consoles are primarily known for gaming and taking in multimedia content, every so often something different sneaks it’s way in. Last week, Khan Academy – a free online education tool – launched on Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Khan Academy’s mission is to “provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere,” and adding an app for use on the Xbox One can only help them to meet this goal. Courses at Khan Academy cover everything from math and science, to computer programming, history, economics, and more.
“We’re always looking for innovative, new experiences to share with our fans on Xbox. The addition of Khan Academy on Xbox One is an important milestone in our commitment to delivering rich and differentiated apps on the platform,” said Chris Meador, Xbox’s director of product marketing. ” The Khan Academy app covers a ton of useful topics and includes thousands of educational videos, plus the Xbox One interface makes it easy to use on your TV.”
Adding a learning app to the console goes one step further in separating the Xbox One from Sony’s rival Playstation 4 console. Even though Microsoft has focused more on games lately with the Xbox One, the console can still be used as the main entertainment center in a household. One of the reasons Khan Academy brought the app to the Xbox One was because of user feedback, according to an e-mail to VentureBeat.
“We’ve heard from many students who want to watch Khan Academy videos in a lean-back experience on their big screen and are excited by the ease of use in Xbox One apps,” a Khan Academy spokesperson said via e-mail. “Microsoft has been a great partner in bringing a free, world-class education to students around the globe.”
Khan Academy is available for your Xbox One in Australia, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.Source: VentureBeat