Comparing the features and deciding on which console has the best is tricky because the offerings are so different and some people only want to play games and don't care what else the console can do. Also, I might think some some feature is cool and another person might think it's unnecessary (like using the movement of one's eyes to scroll through an ebook on a Galaxy S3 or S4 is unnecessary to me).
|Watch someone else's game from your PS4, even without a PS+ subscription|
|Twitch TV in Snap view on the right while the gameplay is snapped to the left|
The Xbox One comes with Kinect 2.0, a powerful camera and microphone that can detect multiple people by both sound and looks. The entire Operating System can be controlled through Kinect without ever touching your physical controller. You can go all Tony Stark, switch on your console by saying "Xbox, on!" then navigate to your video service, video game, internet explorer (or any other app) with simple hand gestures. What's more, if you have a smartphone or tablet, you can download the Smartglass app and control your console with that too.
As soon as your Kinect sees you (and anyone else in the room), it signs you in so each person can access his personal content. If you sign in on someone else's Xbox One, you can still access your content. You can "follow" people and see what they've been playing/watching (if their settings allow you to). You can plug ANY (even that of another game console, like the PS4, here's video proof) HDMI output into the Xbox One before plugging it to your TV. It's called HDMI pass through. So you can have your live TV, DVD Player or another game as one of the windows displaying through your Xbox One. While watching live TV, you can get a notification for an incoming Skype call or to tell you that a certain friend of yours is online and playing a game that you have, in case you want to play online with/against him. I want to keep this short, so if you want to know more, watch this video.
In my opinion, the Xbox One wins this section. To continue reading the main article, click here. Or any of these to read the comparisons on the prices of the consoles, or the exclusive games available.