Xbox Reveals Full Slate Of Entertainment Options Joining 360 This Year

Major Nelson has been one of the most vocal and interactive marketing men for a gaming console. What Kevin Butler does as a fictional character (and Reggie does on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon), Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb does on the Internet. He gets the word out to gamers, and does it with minimal spiel. On his blog today, he revealed just what will be available for Xbox 360 owners with the new dashboard update. Internationally, here’s what will be coming to the system in the upcoming months.

Dec. 6:
•    EPIX. United States
•    ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States
•    Hulu. Japan
•    Hulu Plus. United States
•    LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom
•    Netflix. Canada, United States
•    Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy
•    Sky Go (SkyDE). Austria, Germany
•    Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain
•    TODAY (MSNBC). United States

Later in December:
•    4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom
•    ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia
•    AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush)
•    Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada
•    blinkbox (Blinkbox). United Kingdom
•    Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
•    Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally
•    Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom
•    DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain
•    GolTV (Mediapro). Spain
•    iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States
•    Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany
•    MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom
• United States
•    MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
•    ninemsn. Australia
•    Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada
•    Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada
•    SBS ON DEMAND. Australia
•    TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States
•    TVE ( Spain
•    UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States
•    Verizon FiOS TV. United States
•    VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
•    Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States
•    YouTube. Available in 24 countries globally

Early 2012:
•    Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain
•    BBC (BBC). United Kingdom
•    CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States
•    HBO GO (HBO). United States
•    MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
•    Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom
•    Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United States

American users will notably get Epix, ESPN, Hulu, Netflix, TODAY (MSNBC), Crackle, DailyMotion, iHeartRadio,, TMZ, UFC on Xbox Live, Verizon FiOS TV (with a host of channels of its own), VEVO, Vudu, and YouTube by the end of the year (with some, like Netflix, already available). Next year will bring CinemaNow, HBO GO, MLB.TV, and Xfinity On Demand.

Microsoft continues to contend that their console is more than just for gaming. Consoles started expanding with CD integration back in the day; now, they’re fully connected television machines. They can show much of the entertainment that your computer can, but on the big screen without the hassle of streaming and such.

Still, will you ever use these services, or are you just going back to Skyrim?

Source: Major Nelson

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