Recently, Sony released an FAQ for their upcoming Playstation 4 console and two of the questions and answers stood out the most:
Q1: Can I listen to audio CDs using PS4?
A1: No, PS4 does not support audio CDs.
Q2: Will PS4 support media servers or DLNA support in order to stream videos or movies from a home PC?
A2: The PS4 system does not support client functionality for media servers.
While we don’t know the reasoning behind Sony’s odd decisions for this, it certainly made people curious if the Xbox One would have similar restrictions. Thanks to the work of someone from Penny Arcade, we have confirmation that the Xbox One will support the play of audio CDs and DLNA streaming.
“I’ve just now received an answer and, yes, the Xbox One can play audio CDs.
The system is also DLNA compatible, and they’re in the process of being certified. As for mp3 playback… well, that’s kind of a mixed bag. The system is a Play To receiver, so you’ll be able to stream your content to the Xbox One using any Play To supported devices such as a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 enabled PC, Windows Phone, etc.”
– A quote from Penny Arcade
The Xbox One launches on November 22nd, 2013.
Source: Penny Arcade