December 4th 2011 9:00 pm PT

The Future of TV Begins this week on Xbox 360

On Tuesday, December 6th the latest update to the Xbox 360 dashboard will be available to consoles around the world. In addition to new and updated features, if you have Kinect you’ll be able to say it and Xbox will find it with Bing Search. 

Today we also announced the following partners and apps are coming soon to Xbox 360:

Dec. 6:
•    EPIX. United States
•    ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States
•    Hulu. Japan
•    Hulu Plus. United States
•    LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom
•    Netflix. Canada, United States
•    Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy
•    Sky Go (SkyDE). Germany
•    Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain
•    TODAY (MSNBC). United States
 
Later in December:
•    4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom
•    ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia
•    AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush)
•    Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada
•    blinkbox (Blinkbox). United Kingdom
•    Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
•    Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally
•    Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom
•    DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain
•    GolTV (Mediapro). Spain
•    iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States
•    Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany
•    MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom
•    MSNBC.com. United States
•    MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
•    ninemsn. Australia
•    Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada
•    Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada
•    SBS ON DEMAND. Australia
•    TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States
•    TVE (RTVE.es). Spain
•    UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States
•    Verizon FiOS TV. United States
•    VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
•    Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States
•    YouTube. Available in 24 countries globally

Early 2012:
•    Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain
•    BBC (BBC). United Kingdom
•    CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States
•    HBO GO (HBO). United States
•    MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
•    Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom
•    Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United States

More details in the official press release

Edit: Updated with corrections.

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kingetula Scott Crawford

    Netflix, maybe I am blind but I never found anything “NEW RELEASE” on the app, always old or unknown movies. I could be blind…

    I thought Zune was cool until I saw the prices…

  • Anonymous

    ABC Sky & BBC, that’s 50% 3 more CNN, FOX, Al Jazeera and you got the best 6 lying brainwashing propaganda news together.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kingetula Scott Crawford

    And by the way, I enjoy my Blu Ray collection… DO I need to say more Nelson?

  • Márcio Pereira

    Thanks for not giving a single f*** to my country, again! Will the youtube service be available to Portugal or we stay out of it again? Our live subscription should be reduced to half of the price, since we don’t get any of these (and old) new features. PORTUGUESE LIVE SERVICE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

    • Nicholas Groseclose

      who gives a f*** about Portugal?

  • CyberSkull

    I really hate the new Netflix. It’s much harder to use.

    • http://twitter.com/Fobok1 B.J. Baye

      Totally agreed. It’s also annoying in that it loses track of the last episode I watched. I was making my way through Stargate: SG1 and before the update it’d always load up the next episode when I selected the series. Now, it automatically starts playing episode 1 every time. 

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately this latest dash update has severely degraded my video experience with Xbox360. Let me preface with saying I use my X360 for 2 purposes: Games (obviously), and streaming video from my NAS or Media PCs.

    This latest update has broken the remote control interface in such that the PLAY button now acts as the select button, so I no longer can quickly start a video with it. This is a hugely disappointing change, and unnecessary as there is already a select/OK button to use!

    Secondly, getting to the video tiles takes 2 or 3 times as much effort now as it did before. I wish we could customize the tile location like on Win8/WinPhone, but alas… I’m very disappointed with the interface now.

  • http://twitter.com/TwistedxL3G3ND Ulysses Moreno

    Have people not realized that the new dash is still in the preview stage?
    Things WILL change in the coming weeks, just keep posting feedback and stop trying to threaten Microsoft with you cancelling your gold account, as if that will make a dent in their earnings.

    • http://twitter.com/wut_up_MITCH Mitch Fuller

      Have you not realized that they basically released a beta update to everyone?  That’s the real problem, instead of refining things and getting all the apps up and running with “beta testers” they decided to annoy everyone with a half-brained update.

      • http://twitter.com/ShuHibiki Shoe Lawl

        And? What are we losing from that? What’s wrong with getting used to the new layout before they dump a slew of content on us?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Noah-Throop/1030695690 Noah Throop

    the new dash is good but will youtube come to xbox soon i need to know

  • http://twitter.com/ShuHibiki Shoe Lawl

    What? It’s the providers charging their own, separate fee, not Microsoft.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly Ireland gets nothing????? Shocking ps3 for christmas this year i think. Paying 60 euro a year for nothing thanks a lot microsoft

 

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