Doesn't require Windows Media Player.
More details for the upcoming fall Dashboard update.
Seems that finally adds the X360 as a target for the 'Play To' functionality in Windows 7/8.
Following with more details for the upcoming Xbox 360 Dashboard Fall update (currently in BETA), there are reports that it finally adds the device as a target for the "Play To" functionality in Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Watch the video demonstration below!As shown in the video below from Israeli site TechIT, for the first time you’ll be able to send songs, pictures, and videos to your console by right-clicking on a file and choosing "PlayTo" from the contextual menu. While similar functionality has been possible with the use of the Windows Media Center Extender option, the addition makes Play To sharing native, and doesn't require Windows Media Player.
NEWS SOURCE #1: Xbox 360 dashboard update Smartglass photos (via) TheVerge
NEWS SOURCE #2: Exclusive: Meet the SmartGlass service between the streaming Windows 8 for Xbox (via) TECHIT
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