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Briefly: Qplay Video to shut down, Xbox One August update preview

updated 10:54 pm EDT, Sun July 20, 2014

Qplay video streaming app and device from TiVo to be shut down next Friday

TiVo's video service, Qplay, is due to be shut down on July 25. The company provides a media streaming TV adapter and mobile video app, and has only been running for six months. According to its blog, Qplay states that it is "not possible for [it] to keep developing and running the service. Users who have purchased a TV Adapter device can receive a refund upon request, if made prior to July 25 at 5PM PST.

Xbox One's upcoming update to arrive as a preview for testers, add more social features

Xbox One is due to receive a scheduled update in August. The main focus of the update pertains to the friends list, which will allow gamers to see what their friends have been playing, and a new Gamerscore leaderboard can display game rankings. Players' activity feeds will allow "liking" and commenting. Blu-ray 3D playback, a new "low battery" notification for controllers, and OneGuide support in Brazil, Mexico, Austria and Ireland are also anticipated in the new release.

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