No MP3 Playback Via Flash Drives On Xbox One At Launch
Similar to the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One won’t allow playback of MP3s from users’ flash drives at launch, but users can play CDs in the console. It might possibly be implemented post-launch but it won’t be available out of the box this Friday when the console launches, Albert Penello confirmed last night on Twitter. Granted, this tweet doesn’t confirm that it absolutely will be implemented in the future, but it doesn’t deny it either. However, one can only assume that it is highly possible that it will be. The overwhelming reaction to the lack of MP3 playback on PS4 throughout the internet is what caused Sony to announce that it will be implemented later on. Therefore, the best course of action is for the people of the internet to voice their disappointment so that changes will be made.
@gohardgohome07 not at launch
â€” Albert Penello (@albertpenello) November 19, 2013
However, users can subscribe to Xbox Music to stream music to their consoles for $9.99 a month with a premium subscription for ad-free listening, or for free with 10 hours of music access a month that contains advertisements. Is streaming music from your flash drive important to you?