Entertainment on Xbox One

Entertainment has always been an important part of Xbox. For years Microsoft has worked with leading movie, music and TV brands to offer a wide variety of entertainment options to accompany its games.

Now, the firm has unveiled the complete Xbox One experience, showcasing how the console delivers the best games and multiplayer features, along with consumers’ favourite movies, music, sports and live TV – all in one place.

In addition to delivering TV in every market Xbox One is available, Microsoft will also bring premium, voice and gesture controlled entertainment apps specifically designed for the living room.

The list (below) is just the first wave of partners coming to Xbox One between launch and Spring 2014. Microsoft will continue to announce more services coming to the platform and just like Xbox did for 360, it will launch new apps every month.

In addition to these apps, Xbox One will feature an extensive first-party offering made up of Xbox Fitness, Xbox Video, Xbox Music, Internet Explorer, Skype, SkyDrive, and Upload in every launch market.

4OD

The 4oD app on Xbox One allows users to access all of their favourite Channel 4 content at any time they want. The app offers a 30-day catch-up window for a variety of programming, including shows from Channel 4, E4 and More4.

BLINKBOX

Consumers can use this app by Tesco to access the latest film and TV releases without a subscription. The entertainment service lets users buy credit, which can then be redeemed via the Xbox dashboard and blinkbox app to access the latest shows and movies.

LOVEFiLM

This app from Amazon’s streaming service, LOVEFiLM, provides consumers with access to over thousands of movies and TV shows, with more added on a daily basis.

CRACKLE

The Crackle app specialises in handpicked movies and TV shows for men, focusing on action, sci-fi, horror, crime and comedy. Content is free to access and uncut, delivering the original experience to Xbox One owners.

DEMAND 5

Channel 5’s video on-demand service offers a variety of the UK station’s programming, and also offers a seven-day catch up service for anyone who missed their favourite shows first time around.

EUROSPORT

Sports fans are more than catered for on Xbox One with the Eurosport Player. Consumers have unlimited access to the broadcaster’s sports channels, in addition to exclusive live and ondemand content. The app is also supported by Kinect, which allows consumers to browse channels and content using both voice and gesture controls.

MACHINIMA

The popular YouTube channel makes its way to Xbox One with this new app, which offers users all of the content on offer including gaming news, trailers and original programming. Gamers can share their favourite videos with friends on Facebook directly from the app.

MUZU TV

The independent online music video site comes to Xbox One to offer consumers access to its catalogue of
content. Licensed by all major record labels, users can access everything from concerts to music videos.

NETFLIX

The popular video streaming service makes the jump to Xbox One, along with its library of thousands of the latest and greatest TV shows and blockbuster films. Users can also browse content using the Kinect device, which allows them to swipe through the Netflix catalogue with voice and movement commands.

NOW TV

With NOW TV, access the latest TV shows that everyone’s talking about, the best live sporting action from Sky Sports on a pay-as-yougo basis and over 800 Sky Movies on demand – all without a contract. This is TV on your terms. (Available by Summer 2014)

TED

The official TED app provides users with over 1,400 TEDTalk videos from the world’s most fascinating people: from tech geniuses to music legends.

TWITCH

Gamers can now access the Twitch gaming community directly from their Xbox One console. Users can view the top channels and browse content by games or channels.

WUAKI.TV

Wuaki.TV is the latest on-demand service to hit the UK, granting users access to everything from the latest Hollywood blockbusters to TV’s finest.

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