The Xbox One has won an Emmy at this year’s 66th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for best Television Enhancement Device. The award show was presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas in the US.
Xbox One was given the Emmy for its extensive TV on demand and its ability to become a great media centre. Obviously the games are great on the console, but its entertainment capabilities, like playing Blu-Rays, DVDs, CDs MKV and DLNA files, is what makes it an industry leader.
Microsoft is obviously super excited about this award and have stated on Xbox Wire that:
This year’s ceremony featured some especially great news for Xbox One: Microsoft will receive an Emmy Award for Television Enhancement Devices, thanks to the Xbox One’s industry-leading television-on-demand and media center capabilities. Microsoft is in good company with the likes of fellow award recipients Apple, Roku, Sony, and TiVo – and we’re proud to be awarded this honor by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Even though this is a great achievement for Xbox One, it isn’t the first time the award was given to a company like Microsoft as the award has been given to Sony, Roku and Apple took the top spot last year.
Xbox One also boasts a huge number of services and apps (like NOW Tv, Pandora, VEVO, Amazon Instant Video, Comedy Central, MTV, etc) which makes it so easy to use as a media centre. Unfortunately these features and services don’t really work in South Africa so, we will have to take this award as an indication that they are great.