New Xbox One video shows how you can play games and watch TV at the same time

Those who enjoy watching TV, live sports or movies while playing a game will like the new “Snap” feature on Xbox One.

The new “Snap” mode in Xbox One lets you access two entertainment options in the same screen. Screenshot courtesy of Microsoft.

The new “Snap” mode in Xbox One lets you access two entertainment options in the same screen. Screenshot courtesy of Microsoft.

Microsoft today released a video demonstrating “Snap,” which allows people to multitask with their console.

For example, while you’re playing a game, you can say, “Xbox, snap Internet Explorer.” From there, you can surf the web on the right-hand side of the screen while gaming out.

Or, if you’re making a Skype call but want to check out what’s going on in the football world, you can say, “Xbox, snap NFL,” and have the NFL app pop up alongside your call.

Like I mentioned in our Xbox One first impressions write-up, I do think this is a cool feature, but I’m still not sure how much I’d use this. That being said, as a sports fan it is neat that you can use “Snap” to watch live sports while playing a game.

But still, if it’s an important sporting event, I’d rather just have only the game fill up my entire screen. The same goes for when I’m locked into an intense battle on Call of Duty — I prefer to just have one thing going on at a time.

The Xbox One hits shelves Nov. 22.

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  • Serg

    Xbox rocks!