Stan adds Xbox One to its streaming repertoire

Alex Kidman 13 January 2016

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Streaming service Stan is now available for Xbox One owners.

Streaming service Stan has been gradually increasing the number of platforms it is available on since launching on Australia Day last year.

The company has just announced the release of a Stan streaming client for Microsoft’s Xbox One console, joining the clients already available for Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. Bad news if you own an older console though: despite the Xbox One launch, there’s no sign as yet of a Stan client app for Microsoft’s previous-generation Xbox 360 console.

While games consoles are obviously designed for playing games, there is a solid amount of sense in making streaming video available via any device that connects to your TV. If you've already got an Xbox One connected, then using that for streaming can be simpler than plugging in a Chromecast or Apple TV, or waiting for a native app for your smart TV.

So how do the three main streaming services compare for streaming app availability if you’re a games console fan?

Microsoft Xbox OneMicrosoft Xbox 360Sony PlayStation 3Sony PlayStation 4Nintendo Wii U
StanYesNoYesYesNo
PrestoNoNoYesYesNo
NetflixYesYesYesYesYes

Being able to stream to a console is one part of the streaming equation – content is the other.

You can check out everything due to appear on Australian streaming services in January 2016 right here.

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