Xbox One Getting Twitter, Vine and a Wealth of Entertainment Apps
Microsoft has long billed its Xbox One as the only entertainment machine you need, and the slew of new apps announced today bring it one step closer to that purpose. The Redmond hardware giant has revealed more than 45 entertainment programs coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360, including Comedy Central, MLG, and MTV.
One of the more noteworthy additions is the Xbox One's upcoming Twitter app, which will sync with whatever cable or satellite TV show you're watching through your Xbox One and provide a live feed of related tweets at the bottom of your screen. This way, you can see how the internet reacts to every gruesome “Game of Thrones” death the minute it happens.
Xbox One will also get Twitter’s Vine app, which will allow users to watch their favorite 6-second videos on the big screen. No word yet on whether Xbox One owners will be able to record Vines via Kinect, but the feature would be a no-brainer for Microsoft.
Several Xbox 360 apps will make their way to Xbox One, including HBO GO and Major League Gaming. Microsoft’s latest console will receive iHeartRadio, GoPro, Target Ticket and Starz Play, while the Xbox 360 is getting apps such as FXNOW, Picturebox and ShowTime Anytime. A full list of apps and respective consoles is available on the Xbox blog.
This news arrives at the same time as this week’s Xbox update, which gives Xbox One owners the ability to use external hard drives and view their online friends’ real names. Microsoft has lots more in store for Xbox One and 360 owners come E3, so stay tunes for our coverage of the big show.
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