A while ago, Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders were able to download the Universal File Explorer app that exists for Windows 10 Mobile as well as secretly within Windows 10.Â The UWP File Explorer app let Xbox owners access files on external drives with ease, and acted as a complementary app to the existing OneDrive app. That OneDrive app has been updated for Xbox One users, bringing a major change.
The OneDrive app for Xbox has been able to access images and videos, but the latest update includes the ability to access all of a user’s OneDrive storage, including things like Office files. According to MSPoweruser, the app is almost identical to the Windows 10 version, with “small allowances for the Xbox interface.” MSPoweruser also notes that, as with most apps and updates of this type, users will have to find the app in their “Ready to install” section in the store. The update’s changelog is included below.
- You can now access all your OneDrive files on Xbox, not just your photos and videos. Check out the new OneDrive on Xbox to view and change your files.
- Do you want to view only your photos and videos? The Photos app on Xbox is the best way to see all of your OneDrive photos and videos on the big screen.
- Enjoy the improvements to camera upload
- Bug fixes
In the changelog, Microsoft mentions the “improvements” to OneDrive’s photo upload capabilities, so this may mean that photos taken with the Kinect camera will be able to automatically upload to OneDrive. Since we know that Microsoft has no plans to implement mouse and keyboard input on Xbox, allowing Xbox players to view Office files is an interesting decision, but we’re not ones to argue with feature parity across versions and platforms.