via Windows Central
By Richard Devine
April 27, 2017
The Xbox One can be the center of your cord-cutting future. Here’s everything you need to know.
Gaming is the top priority when putting money down on a new Xbox One, but Microsoft’s console is far more than a gaming machine alone in 2017. Thanks to support from Microsoft and developers alike, the Xbox One has a rich variety of entertainment apps at its disposal.
If you’re indulging in the ever more popular cord-cutting, then you’ll be pleased to know that your Xbox One can very much sit at the center of your home entertainment setup. So scrap that cable bill and hook up your console to entertain you!
Xbox One S and 4K
The next thing in entertainment is Ultra HD (or as you might know it: 4K). This means that the pixel count on screen has gone up from 1920 x 1080 to 3840 x 2160, or double the pixels across and double the pixels top to bottom. The net result is an image that’s sharper and more detailed than the older HD standard.
The Xbox One S is 4K capable, while the original Xbox One is not. And you don’t need to rely on cable companies to deliver 4K content, in fact, they’re probably going to be the slowest bunch to get going properly.