OneDrive gets new photos view on Xbox One and auto-upload of high res photos on Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft has rolled out an updated OneDrive app for Xbox One and Windows Phone 8.1, along with the ability to print directly to Walgreens. These improvements are available right now.
“OneDrive aspires to be the one place where you store everything in your life, including all of your photos, and we’ve been working hard to make that experience even better. Today we have three updates to that will make it easier for you to enjoy your photos on Xbox One, on Windows Phone, and at OneDrive.com,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
For those with an Xbox One, you no longer need an Xbox Live Gold Subscription to use OneDrive for Xbox. This change takes place with the June update for Xbox One. Now you can say, “Xbox, Go to OneDrive,” and launch the OneDrive app to see your most recent photos. Select “more” and a timeline of your photos will display, letting you jump from month-to-month to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can even view the images in a slideshow.
OneDrive for Windows Phone 8.1 now auto-uploads high-resolution photos. “The latest Nokia smartphones – like the Lumia 1520 – take awesome photos. With the new Windows Phone 8.1 update coming to more and more devices, these high-resolution photos are now automatically backed up to OneDrive and available to you on whatever other devices you use, wherever you go,” Microsoft explained.
You can now print your photos directly to Walgreens. Simply select the photos you want on OneDrive, click Manage, then choose Order Prints. You can select the size and quantity, and the photos will be ready for pickup at your local Walgreens in one hour. Walgreens is currently offering a 25% discount on all orders from OneDrive – use coupon code ONEDRIVE during checkout.Further reading: Microsoft, OneDrive, Windows Phone, Xbox One