Xbox One Will Allow Audio CD Playback And Is DLNA Compatible

In response to the recent news that the PlayStation 4 would not allow playing audio CDs or support media servers, Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will be able to act as a media server client and will support audio CD playback. No CD ripping support though.

Microsoft stated that the company is currently working on getting the Xbox One DLNA certified and that it can act as a "PlayTo" receiver which will allow users to stream content from supported devices such as Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 computers and Windows Phone devices.

While the console will allow the playback of audio from CDs, the company said that it does not support CD ripping (which was a feature on the Xbox 360), and it also will not support MP3 or AAC playback over USB from devices such as iPods, iPhones, Zunes or Windows phones.

Just like Sony, however, Microsoft also wanted to remind people that their Xbox Music service (a $9.99/month subscription) would deliver all the music people people want.