Microsoft has announced that 45 entertainment apps, including Twitter, Vine, and HBO GO, will be coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One by the end of this year.
Apps such as optimized-for-TV Twitter integration, Vine, HBO GO, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central, and Major League Gaming (MLG) are set to launch on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, taking the total number of apps available worldwide on Xbox to 225.
“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.”
In the U.S. the Xbox One Twitter app will be directly integrated into the console’s TV experience, offering the ability to see live tweets while you are watching a show. “People turn to Twitter every day to enjoy and engage in the real-time conversations about their favorite TV shows,” said 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. It will now be easier to discover what shows are trending in real-time on Twitter, tune-in and follow the conversation right from within the Xbox One interface. We are excited to work with the Xbox One team and continue to deliver unique entertainment experiences.”
A full list of the apps coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One can be found below:
As reported by: EGM