Microsoft unveils new experiences with apps


We’re only a couple of days away until the Microsoft media briefing at E3, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be announcements before the event.

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Over on Xbox Wire, it was announced today that more than 45 new entertainment app experiences are coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 globally. 

Some of the more popular experiences such as an optimized-for-TV Twitter integration, Vine, HBO GO, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central, Major League Gaming (MLG) and plenty more are set to launch by the end of this holiday season.

"“Xbox fans are spending more time than ever on the console, spending more than five hours a day on Xbox One,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Devices and Studios at Microsoft. “Today as we announce new commitments from dozens of our partners, including deep integration with experiences like Twitter and Vine, we hit an important milestone in our journey to deliver unique experiences on Xbox. We’re thrilled to break new ground in social TV experiences like we’re doing with Twitter on Xbox One.”"

Twitter will be a big part of Xbox One’s TV experience in the U.S. It will be optimized for bigger screens in a smart way- allowing people to see Tweets related to the cable or satellite TV shows they’re currently watching.

Also the Twitter experience on Xbox One will be integrated into the TV listings section of OneGuide where you will be able to see the shows that people are tweeting about in real-time. 

The video below shows you Watch with Twitter for Xbox One.

"People turn to Twitter every day to enjoy and engage in the real-time conversations about their favorite TV shows,” says Jana Messerschmidt, VP Business Development and Platform at Twitter. “We’re enhancing that experience on the Xbox One with a unique Watch with Twitter integration. “"

Some of the new experiences coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 include:

Xbox One

  • Antena 3
  • ChiliTV
  • Comedy Central
  • Crunchyroll
  • ENCORE Play
  • EPIX
  • Fox Play
  • Frightflix
  • Gol TV
  • GoPro
  • HBO GO
  • iHeartRadio
  • Infinity
  • KDrama
  • maxdome
  • MLG
  • MTV
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Now TV
  • Popcornflix
  • Sky News
  • Sky Online
  • STARZ Play
  • Syfy Now
  • Target Ticket
  • TuneIn
  • Twitter
  • USA Now
  • VEO
  • Vevo
  • VH1
  • Vine
  • Watchever

Xbox 360

  • Filmbox Live
  • WATCH Disney Channel
  • WATCH Disney Junior
  • WATCH Disney XD
  • IVI
  • Picturebox
  • ShowTime Anytime
  • STV
  • TV2

This is a huge list of apps coming to both consoles. and it seems that Microsoft is making their console the main hub for everything entertainment.