Microsoft continues to make the Xbox 360 an essential part of your entertainment center with the addition of three more streaming video options.
Major Nelson, the source for all the news relating to Xbox Live, announced today that Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV are now available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Of course, we already pretty much knew this was happening as Comcast announced last night that using their app on your Xbox wouldn’t count against your monthly data cap, but at least its official now. You can add the apps to your dashboard now and start getting even more use out of your console. That is if you can pull Country Dance All Stars for Kinect long enough.
Today three major entertainment apps are now available for Xbox LIVE Gold members – Comcast XFINITY TV,HBO GO and MLB.TV, all with Kinect integration. Here are the highlights.
Comcast launched the XFINITY TV on-demand service on Xbox 360, bringing its huge library of when- you-want-it entertainment to a console for the first time, including the new Streampix library. With Kinect, you can control it all with your voice or a wave of your hand – however you like
GO on Xbox 360 launched their entire catalogue of live and on demand original content – that means every episode of every show, from the latest hits like Game of Thrones, to older favorites like The Sopranos. With Kinect, you can voice search the entire HBO catalogue.
MLB.TV transforms sports entertainment by providing live and on demand games in HD, coupled with exclusive personalization features only found on Xbox 360 – jump between the action via the Mini Guide and watch two games at once with Split Screen. With Kinect, you can pause and rewind live games and highlights using just your voice and motion controls.
So there you have it, a huge day for TV on Xbox – starting today Xbox LIVE Gold members who subscribe to Comcast’s XFINITY TV and Internet, HBO and/or MLB TV now also have enhanced access on Xbox 360.