[8/9/12 Beta update] Xbox Dashboard beta adds simplified Play To audio and video streaming

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    For years, millions of Xbox 360 owners have wondered why their living room hub made it so difficult to stream music and video from their other devices. Well, it appears that the Dashboard update currently in beta finally adds the device as a target for the Play To functionality baked into Windows 7 and Windows 8. 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.

    TechIT also surfaced a number of photos of Microsoft’s SmartGlass application for Windows 8. While they don’t reveal much, we chuckled a little at the startup screen’s suggestion to buy an Xbox 360 from Xbox.com if we didn't already have one.

    ~http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/9/3229855/xbox-360-dashboard-update-smartglass-photos
     
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    Yea the Dash beta is a little bitc* sometimes.
     
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    I figured this out a few days ago, makes watching Psyche a lot easier. Pretty cool feature.
     
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    How exactly does one go about doing this? Been looking for something like this for a while.
     
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    I got an update for the beta dashboard today and was wondering if this is all they added or is they're more?
     
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    You have to be a beta which is now closed.


    Only minor things like recommendations and white squairs etc.
     
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    The Beta is closed but if you're already in the Beta, make sure your Xbox is connected to your network (don't have to be signed in to Xbox Live) then go to your PC and right click the media file select "Play To" and a list will come up, your 360 should be on there just click it and it opens a small streaming program. Your Xbox will automatically play the file and you won't be able to control it via the Xbox. Only the PC can control the media.
     
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    Never mind. Had a problem with music but got it sorted out. Thanks for the help.
     
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    No problem buddy, you should make a topic with the problem and how you fixed it in case others get it. ;)
     
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    I'm sure no one else will have this problem. I forgot to turn my xbox on.
     
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