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Making photos on OneDrive better: From your biggest screen to your smallest photo frame 

OneDrive aspires to be the one place where you store everything in your life, including all of your photos, and we’ve been working hard to make that experience even better. Today we have three updates to that will make it easier for you to enjoy your photos on Xbox One, on Windows Phone, and at


New photo views on OneDrive for Xbox One

We launched OneDrive for Xbox so you and your family could view and enjoy all of your photos and videos right from the biggest screen in your house, your TV. And beginning with the updates that are starting to rollout today, we’ve made it even easier to sit back and relive your memories. 


First, you will no longer need an Xbox Live Gold Subscription to use OneDrive for Xbox. This change will hit consoles soon as part of the June Update. 


Second, we’ve made it faster to get to the photos that you’re looking for. As soon as you say, “Xbox, Go to OneDrive” and launch the app, you’ll see your most recent photos. 


Photos in Xbox OneDrive App


Want to see your pictures from across all your folders – just like the “All Photos” view at – organized automatically by time and date? Just select “more” and a timeline of your photos will pop right up. 


All Photos view on Xbox OneDrive App


From here, you can quickly jump from month-to-month to find exactly what you’re looking for. And once you do, start a slide show and enjoy! 


Windows Phone 8.1 update: Auto upload of high-res photos

The latest Nokia smartphones – like the Lumia 1520 – take awesome photos. With the new Windows Phone 8.1 update coming to more and more devices, these high-resolution photos are now automatically backed up to OneDrive and available to you on whatever other devices you use, wherever you go.  


Photo Printing Comes to OneDrive with

We’re also excited to share that customers in the US can now print photos from directly to their local Walgreens. This is an easy way to get beautiful prints of the photos taken on your phone (thanks to automatic camera roll backup) or photos that someone else has shared with you.  


To print your photos, just select the photos you want on, click Manage, and then choose Order Prints. You can specify the size and quantity and they’ll be ready for pickup from your local Walgreens in about an hour.  


As a special promotion, Walgreens is offering a 25% discount on all orders from OneDrive.  Just use the coupon code ‘ONEDRIVE’ during checkout.* So give it a try now and then head on over to your local Walgreens – your photos will probably be waiting for you by the time you get there.


Print photos at Walgreens from OneDrive


We’re excited to bring these updates to you, and we are committed to making OneDrive the best place to store and manage your photos. 

Douglas Pearce 

Group Program Manager, OneDrive 


*Coupon code ONEDRIVE valid thru December 31, 2014 on Microsoft OneDrive. Code must be entered in the QuickPrints checkout flow to apply discount. Timing will be determined by Walgreens server clock. Discount does not apply to previous purchases or taxes. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer valid on Microsoft OneDrive only. Walgreens reserve the right to expire the offer at any time. In store sales associates reserve the right to monitor and prevent offer abuse.

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