Microsoft Unveils The Third-Party Xbox One Apps That You Can Expect At Launch

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Microsoft Unveils The Third-Party Xbox One Apps That You Can Expect At Launch

Following the announcement made by Sony just yesterday, Microsoft has also detailed the catalogue of entertainment applications that users can be expect to find when they boot up their Xbox One on November 22nd. The international list, which encompasses nineteen apps ranging from Amazon to Twitch, can be viewed below:

United States
• Amazon Instant Video
• Crackle
• CWTV
• ESPN
• FOX NOW
• FXNOW
• HBO GO (coming soon)
• Hulu Plus
• Machinima
• MUZU TV
• Netflix
• Redbox Instant by Verizon
• Target Ticket
• TED
• The NFL on Xbox One
• Twitch
• Univision Deportes
• Verizon FiOS TV
• VUDU

Canada
• CinemaNow
• Crackle
• Machinima
• MUZU TV
• Netflix
• Rogers Anyplace TV
• Sportsnet

United Kingdom
• 4oD
• Amazon\LOVEFiLM
• Blinkbox
• Crackle
• Demand5
• Eurosport
• Machinima
• MUZU TV
• Netflix
• NOW TV
• TED
• Twitch
• Wuaki.tv

These apps in particular will be launched alongside Microsoft’s own, first-party programs, which include Xbox Video, Xbox Music, Xbox Fitness, Upload services, Internet Explorer, Skype and SkyDrive. What’s interesting, however, is that a dedicated YouTube app is missing from both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 lineup. While the ubiquitous streaming service can be accessed through the web browser, it’s odd that it is omitted from each platform. Having said that, it’s possible that YouTube is working with Microsoft and Sony internally to develop a some form of alternative platform.

In tandem with the announcement, Microsoft has confirmed that the third-party applications will take full advantage of the console’s Kinect-powered voice and gesture commands; which will assist in navigating around the populated home screen. Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that an Xbox Live Gold membership is required to access the aforementioned applications.

The Xbox One launch is now a mere two weeks away, with Microsoft’s new console set for release on November 22nd. Until then, be sure to leave us your thoughts about the entertainment lineup below.

Source: Microsoft

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