One of the benefits of upgrading the Xbox One to run on a version of Windows 10 was the inclusion of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. UWP apps allow developers to code one version of a Windows 10 app and it will run on both Windows 10 and the Xbox One. While the functionality has been supported in the Xbox One for awhile now, Microsoft has finally released the first Xbox One UWP app to select Dashboard Preview participants.
The new Xbox One Blu-ray Player app is gradually rolling out to 20,000 Xbox One Dashboard Preview members based on their Preview program participation.
Beginning tonight, the top 20,000 Preview participants (based on total Preview award points) will see a new app update become available for the Blu-Ray Player. The app update will not be available to all 20,000 top Preview participants immediately, but should become available over the next 24 hours for those selected. There will be few if any noticeable differences between the old Blu-Ray Player app and the new Blu-Ray Player universal app. Primarily, we’re looking for feedback on problems or any unexpected behavior.
As you can see for the quote above, there aren’t any real noticeable differences, and Microsoft is just looking for extra eyes in finding bugs or other issues. This is definitely just the first of many UWP apps that should be coming to the Xbox One, as Hulu, Nascar, Nickelodeon, and others have already confirmed that they have UWP apps in development.
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