8 Zip comes to Xbox One to help you archive files

By: Costea Lestoc
2 minute read

8 Zip is one of the best archivers for Windows 10 and now it can be used on Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console. This means that users will no longer unpack archive files from their PC and mobile devices, as this update will be able to read digital comic books and it will support Book Archive file formats such as .cbz and .cbr.

According to the app description, “The powerful archiver 8 Zip has expanded its set of capabilities with the new Continuum, Cortana and Windows Hello technologies. Now one app, one license, a uniform design and functionality can be had on all types of devices. Decrypt files through an iris scan or at a touch. Listen to music, read documents, and watch videos right in the app. Share files with friends – it’s simple. 8 Zip is a cutting-edge archiver.”

8 Zip was created by Finebits OÜ and it’s supported on Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, Mobile and Mobile Enterprise. Its normal price is $19.99, but in the next five days, you will be able to purchase it for $0.99. Also, the latest update comes with some UI tweaks and seven new languages have been added: Albanian, Croatian, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Serbian and Swedish. The developers have also fixed some issues that caused crashes on Xbox One, and users will no longer experience them.

According to the technical specifications with 8 Zip you can create archives: zip, 7z, tar, gzip, bzip2, xz; open archives: rar, zip, 7z, zipx, iso, bzip2, gzip, tar, arj, cab; view images: jpeg, png, bmp, gif, tiff; play music: mp3, wma, flac, m4a, aac, wav, ac3; watch video: avi, 3gp, wmv, mp4, m4v, mov, mkv; open and view text documents: docx, doc, rtf, txt; create password-protected archives: 256-bit AES encryption; and open encrypted files through Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport technology.

In addition, 8 Zip supports the latest archive formats: RAR5 and 7z, it has various compression methods: Deflate, Deflate64, BZip, LZMA, PPMd and it has support for decompressing multivolume archives: zip, rar, 7z; it supports SD cards and Drag&Drop technology and it offers a built-in viewer and player.


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