In-Home Music/Photos Might Make a Return…
Written by Paulmichael
Anyone remember the first few presentations given by Phil Harrison for Home? In a rather memorable one, he took a picture of the crowd using what was probably a Sony Ericsson phone, sent it to a certain address, and the picture magically showed up a few moments later in one of his in-Home picture frames. Now that the open beta is here, that feature, along with the ability to play your own music, has vanished. Well Home Community Manager TedTheDog has dropped a few hints that these much sought-after features could make a welcome return to Home, though most likely with some limitations…
Said TedTheDog in regards to these features:
We’re looking at just this. A means of allowing you to play your own music to just yourself within Home. If nothing else I guess the in-Game XMB music player would be better than nothing at all. However, we know music would be a very good thing.
…playing music to others is broadcasting and a licensing minefield and will take far longer if its at all possible.
Picture frames were more a moderation concern but I believe we’ll be better able to deal with this issue in the future once certain tools are available to the moderators. Therefore that policy can be reviewed then.
In-Home XMB would be welcome, but not ideal. Moderating picture content would be necessary, but let’s hope these tools and changes come sooner rather than later.