With two more days until the launch of the Xbox One, last minute rumours have abound, starting with analyst Michael Pachter giving his two cents' worth regarding another issue for the Xbox One.

Since the Xbox One has been touting the entertainment side of the next-gen console, rumours are now circulating that there will be subsidisation through cable companies, since the Xbox One is putting the TV and entertainment side on a very hard focus.

Quoting him in an exclusive interview, DualShockers reported that Mr Pachter seemed to be very sure of his the subsidisation happening, saying, "That's absolutely gonna happen."

According to the analyst, the only reason that this has not happened at launch is that Microsoft needed to sell the Xbox One console first through the necessary retail stores. But he remains positive that the subsidisation move will happen sometime next year.

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Live Gameplay Feature Canceled Days Before Launch

Future Xbox One gamers who have been looking forward to the livestream capability for the next-gen console will have to wait until 2014 in order to make use of the Twitch feature.

"We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community, so while this feature won't be available right away, we'll let you know as soon as it is ready. Our goal is to deliver it during the first part of 2014," said the official statement from Microsoft as quoted by Ars Technica.

This puts the PS4 slightly ahead of the Xbox One, as live streaming of gameplay is now already available on the PS4. This is where SkyDrive can come in as a temporary replacement because the Xbox One will still be able to record short clips of gameplay, which can be uploaded via Xbox Live or posted on SkyDrive.

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SmartGlass Now Out for Windows Phone

Be the first to download the SmartGlass companion app for the Xbox One, which is now available for download for the Windows Phone. This is a good app for those who want to keep close to the happenings on the Xbox One wherever they may go.

The 13 MB free app serves as a way for users to navigate the Xbox One using their mobile device as well as easily browsing the Internet using the app and connecting it with the TV.

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Polygon reports that the SmartGlass app has a couple of cool tricks up its sleeve, such as letting users go through various content which thay can later explore on their Xbox One, track achievements, stay connected with friends and even browse for any tips for the games they are currently playing.

According to the report, there's a possibility that the SmartGlass app will be debuting on both the iOS and Android come the holiday season.