Microsoft are continuing to roll out streaming apps worldwide, last week we saw the release of the BBC iPlayer app in the UK. This week, gamers within the US will be able to get their hands on three new apps, Comcast Xfinity TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV.
All three of these apps are now available for download in the usual place in the dashboard, here’s a rundown on what you can expect from each app:
Comcast launched the XFINITY TV on-demand service on Xbox 360, bringing its huge library of when- you-want-it entertainment to a console for the first time, including the new Streampix library. With Kinect, you can control it all with your voice or a wave of your hand – however you like
HBO GOon Xbox 360 launched their entire catalogue of live and on demand original content – that means every episode of every show, from the latest hits like Game of Thrones, to older favorites like The Sopranos. With Kinect, you can voice search the entire HBO catalogue.
MLB.TV transforms sports entertainment by providing live and on demand games in HD, coupled with exclusive personalization features only found on Xbox 360 – jump between the action via the Mini Guide and watch two games at once with Split Screen. With Kinect, you can pause and rewind live games and highlights using just your voice and motion controls.
So there you have it, a huge day for TV on Xbox – starting today Xbox LIVE Gold members who subscribe to Comcast’s XFINITY TV and Internet, HBO and/or MLB TV now also have enhanced access on Xbox 360.
Check out all three of these apps on the Apps Marketplace now if you live in the US.
Source: Major Nelson