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Topic # 208122 27-Jan-2017 13:08
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Could one of the members from Lightbox advise if there are any plans for an Xbox One app? And if so, is there an ETA?





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  Reply # 1716111 6-Feb-2017 17:03
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Being an XB owner, I'd vote for this. ;)

 

Jokes aside, we are undertaking a platform review this year. Who knows what may come of that...? 

 

Will keep you posted.


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  Reply # 1716120 6-Feb-2017 17:31
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GeorgefromLightbox:

 

Jokes aside, we are undertaking a platform review this year.

 

 

 

 

It would be interesting to see what comes of that.

 

Smart TV's are taking off, with apps for them being used by many owners.

 

 

 

I still prefer to use something else though to provide the smarts to my TV.  I consider a TV as a display only device in my home.

 

Console wise the PS4 seems to be very gaming orientated, so where the PS3 was the go to for apps from providers, I'd be interested to see if this is still the case in the newer consoles.

 

The Xbox One seems far more integrated into the home theatre experience, even down to integrating seamlessly with a harmony remote.

 

 

 

Of the modern consoles, I'd be backing the Xbox One for this type of app support.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1716155 6-Feb-2017 20:01
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Do it as a UWP app and you could have it on the xbox one and Windows 10 devics. 





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  Reply # 1716159 6-Feb-2017 20:33
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Is there a reason why it's not already on Xbox?



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  Reply # 1761726 11-Apr-2017 15:20
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Any news on the platform review?

 

Xbox One seems an obvious candidate for a Lightbox app.

 

The PS3 version is limited to 720p, and the PS4 console is not very universal remote control friendly so not ideal for anything other than games.


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  Reply # 1804383 20-Jun-2017 21:08
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Giving this another bump...

 

Lightbox (and Neon) should get onto Xbox One


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  Reply # 1804435 21-Jun-2017 08:04
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Hmmm given Sparks "review" history it would not surprise me that review means dropping Lightbox. Given their involvement with Netflix it makes this more likely.




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  Reply # 1804436 21-Jun-2017 08:10
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lol MikeB4 What's our "review history"? Keen to know as I'd hate to break protocol. ;)

As it happens we've been busy and unfortunately no immediate plans to do an XB app. Sorry. As I say, as an XB owner I'd love to do one but it doesn't make sense to right now.

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  Reply # 1804437 21-Jun-2017 08:19
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FLying Pig, TiVo, Retail Stores owned, retail stores not owned, retail stores owned, First Media not to mentions most divisions under constant review.... off the top of my head. I have been a Spark customer a long time and took up Lightbox at launch, it has been pretty much stagnant except for a few new shows and deletions.

With the inclusion of Netflix it does not seem logical to continue a competing product of much less features and access.




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  Reply # 1804443 21-Jun-2017 09:03
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Then I look forward to disappointing you, based on that :D


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  Reply # 1804484 21-Jun-2017 09:43
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@GeorgefromLightbox  I sincerely hope you prove me 100% wrong smile





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Now I'm wondering what sort of bet I could legitimately get away with, should my boss ever see this conversation :) ...

 

  • Bet you a coffee we're still here in a year?
  • Bet you a long holiday in the Pacific Islands we're still here in a year?
  • Bet you my mortgage we're still here in a year?

I dunno. Any of them?  :)


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  Reply # 1804487 21-Jun-2017 09:53
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Hmmm are you changing from Silverlight? that may affect the odds. 





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  Reply # 1804552 21-Jun-2017 11:28
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Hopefully they do a Windows Universal app that will work with Xbox one. I use my xbox as my main media center and don't watch Lightbox because there's no xbox app.

 

 


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  Reply # 1804560 21-Jun-2017 11:44
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MikeB4:

Hmmm are you changing from Silverlight? that may affect the odds. 



We're already transitioning away from Silverlight. The Chrome and Firefox players have already gone to HTML 5...

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