December 20th 2011 1:50 pm PT

Next wave of app now available for Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is building on its expansive catalog of movies, sports, television and music and we’re happy to offer* the following new entertainment experiences starting today in various regions on Xbox LIVE:

· 4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom
· ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia
· Dailymotion. Available in 34 countries globally**
· Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom
· M6. France
· MSN Video. France
· UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States
· VUDU (Wal-Mart). United States

In addition, on December 15th Microsoft and Orange announced that Orange TV is coming to Xbox LIVE in France, starting in Spring 2012. Thirty Orange TV channels will initially be available, including the major channels available in the French market. Later in the year, “catch-up” TV and Orange’s video on demand catalog will also be available.

*Xbox LIVE Gold membership and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required. Kinect functionality available with select Xbox LIVE content and varies by feature and country. For additional details and availability, see

** Dailymotion will be available in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland , Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa.

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

  • Jeisson Beltrán O.

    Youtube for Colombia… When?

    • Chris


  • Daniel Lopes

    Once again Portugal gets the short end of the stick…

  • deanna rose

    i wanna see xbox get a internet explorer web browser

    • Anonymous

      would be nice I agree

    • Anonymous

      I think I would even get a Kinect to just have it be voice activated too.

    • Karl Cramer

      Ever hear people brag about browsing on Wii or PS3? Because it’s horrible. Game systems can do many things well. Web browsing is not one of them.

  • intro305

    when is cinema now coming?

  • Jefferson Oliveira da Silva

    why not come to Brazil the UFC on Xbox Live?

    : ‘(

  • Anonymous

    Is Dailymotion available in Ireland? It’s been on the marketplace area for over a week but I get an error each time I try to download!

    • Alan Mulready

      Make an English profile man and download all the stuff they get, it works in Ireland. I’m downloading 4OD at the moment :)

      • Anonymous

        Do I need gold?

        • Alan Mulready

          To download no

          To use yes

          • Anonymous

            Serious? Bit pointless then! I’ve SKY so no loss but my TV apps just has SKY! It’s kinda sad!

          • Anonymous

            Serious? Bit pointless then! I’ve SKY so no loss but my TV apps just has SKY! It’s kinda sad!

  • Jeisson Beltrán O.

    What happened with Youtube in Colombia?

  • Andrew Harrington

    dang, no more free ufc 141, i wish i had known about this in advance.

    • Karl Cramer

      “Due to overwhelming demand, additional free Pay-Per-Views for UFC 141 will be released prior to the event. Keep following for more details.” – @UFConXboxLIVE:disqus 

  • Waltee

    Why doesn’t the U.K. get UFC? 

    • Anonymous

      From what i understand ESPN has exclusive rights for the UK including online streaming (ps. the ESPN channel is £10 a month on the sky go app which is way cheaper than sepewrate UFC events)

  • Jeisson Beltrán O.

    What happened with YouTube for Colombia?

    • Anonymous

      You’ve asked this three times now… Once was enough.

      • Jeisson Beltrán O.

        I think… mmm… bah… no way

        • Anonymous


  • Robbie Shenton

    NineMsn video quality in Australia is horrible.I am a beta tester and cannot believe this app was launched to the public.Thank god Iview is decent.

  • Kisai

    To date, none of the TV apps are in HD, they’re barely SD. Which is funny because the ads that run before some of the videos are in HD.

  • Miguel Ribeiro

    There, next console: Sony. Why? I buy a game, have to play online, and pay full price for online gaming, facebook and twitter

  • Anonymous

    Any chance of ITV player for the UK, would be full set once BBC Iplayer is here next year!

  • Anonymous

    That’s great. Go to the VUDU Wal-Mart site…it mentions nothing about the 360 but mentions a million other things to watch it with, including the PS3.  Good ol Wal-Mart.

    • Anonymous

      To be fair, the service just launched today on 360 so it’s understandable that they may not have updated their site yet.

  • Ryan Radersma

    You forgot Disney XD in Canada.

    • Noah Throop

      i have it in canada Disney XD

  • saidin_welder

    I think it would be nice to have some type of description of the application in the app marketplace.  Currently I have to look on the web to know what some of these are, or I have to install the app, play with it a bit to know what it is really for.

  • Bradley Woodard

    Any news on the AT&T U-Verse update?

  • Inaba-kun

    The picture quality on these streaming apps is absolutely brutal. I realise MS can only push what the providers give them, but the stuff on 4OD and Demand 5 is like a 10th generation VHS pirate copy. It would be unwatachable on an iPhone from 25 meters away, let alone on a 50-60″ HDTV.

    Hopefully when iPlayer and Netflix arrive in the UK early next year they’ll at least be 720p, if not 1080p. I have the bandwidth, lots and lots of it, so please, don’t hold back.

    • Kairu

      Huh, I guess you’re the only person who lives in the UK then…

  • Luke Hepburn

    Someone at Xbox get NBA TV on the 360, college ball would be great as well. :)

  • Tri Pham

    Free UFC 141? I’m in!

    • Dave

      lol microsoft and UFC.. free? those words don’t fit well, think again

  • ElektroDragon

    I want Frontier FiOS TV and so do most Microsoft employees, I’m sure!  MAKE IT HAPPEN!

  • Anonymous

    Sucks that dailymotion doesnt play simpsons and family guy episodes….why dont they?

    • Karl Cramer

      Because those were illegal uploads.

  • Krzysztof Krawczyk

    Where can we expect Skype on Xbox?

    • Jan Václavík

      They dont have Windows Phone integration, I doubt Xbox is their top priority.
      I would expect them to integrate Skype into Video Kinect.

  • Anonymous

    Once again I’m blocked out of content from my country of residence :(

    Over 5 years since the 360 launched, stacks of minor and major updates, hundreds of games launched and Microsoft STILL cannot work out a way to allow me to change my country of residence from IRL to UK :(  I know that this imposition derives from content licensing restrictions but I am left in the situation were I’ve no choice but to keep accessing content that, due to my changed location, MS should NOT be allowing me to use.  This stupid restriction ENSURES that MS break their agreement with content providers.

    Freedom of movement in the EU doesn’t exist in the world of XBL!

  • Alfredo Torres

    What About The Manga Entertainment App?, When is it Coming?

  • Nuno Lopes

    Serious?! Greece and NOT PORTUGAL?! 

    Great job Microsoft…

    • Stephan Tenspel

      Greece doesn’t have money, Portugal has

      • Nuno Lopes


        We pay the same or even more for Live and get treated like not caring.
        No wonder Portugal is a SonyLand…

      • Anonymous

        economically, its not as bad, but its not muuuuch better either. anyway, i dont understand why Microsoft sorts out all the legal matters in order to offer some features in some countries, and then completely ignores some others. cant understand the criteria they use. will keep this attitude in mind when i migrate to the next generation. in this one, my main system is the 360, but next one im definitively going for the PS4.

    • José António Silva

      Actually, Nuno, my dashboard had Dailymotion featured in an ad and i was able to download and use.

      Check for it… (and yes, mine is a PT account in PT).

  • José António Silva

    Daniel, try dailymotion.
    Its available for PT, apparently.

  • Johnny Westlake

     Question: Do do all of these new apps have such *terrible* performanace?! Old ones like Sky or Facebook are nice and smooth and fast. These new ones have blocky text, skip half their animations and take 1-4 seconds to even recognise a button press. This stuff is terribly poorly written!

  • Anonymous

    considering that we in Portugal pay Live Gold in € (more expensive than $) and dont even receive a 1/3 of the features available outside, and also owning a PS3, i see that its not worth to have a LIVE GOLD membership. shame

  • Scarzam

    Portugal ????? 0 apps

  • Márcio Pereira

    That list is incomplete, I found Daylimotion in my Portuguese live account, finally after so many updates something for Portugal!

    • Miguel Gomes

      Yup, it’s there. You can also get Youtube (and SyFy and MSNBC if you really want them), just make an american account and you’re good to go.

  • patrick bruckner

    isd thre apps gonna be for th netherlands ore is it us aonly agian this sucks 

  • saske baske

    Portugal, stop whining please. We know you have it bad, we dont care.
    Netherlands isnt exactly getting great content either.

    • Miguel Gomes

      U mad? xD
      If we don’t get what we’re paying for we’ll complaint about it. “Pay up and shut up” isn’t our style.

  • Conor Kiernan

    will there ever be any irish tv on demand services added? it seems that we get very few of these extras while i pay the same as uk usa mainland europe

  • bushmaster2000

    I’m not really that interested in all these video services where I have to buy / rent everything. I already had that with Zune Marketplace.  I’d much rather there be a monthly fee and I can consume what I want like HuLu Plus does or Netflix.  I’ll personally never use VuDu, PiX or any of those ther services that want to nickle and dime me for every episode i want to watch.

  • Tim Scholtens

    I do wonder why the EU never get the good stuff like UFC on Xboxlive there are more people watching UFC then only in the US and Canada

  • Chris Reed

    Am I the only one who thinks most of these apps are near useless? (I’m looking at you EPiX and SyFy)

  • Anonymous

    Can portugal please have a separate blog spot because frankly im sick of coming here to see their complaints all the time.

  • George Zagaris

    in greece we pay 60 euros for nothing!!!! the xbox live has only the dailymotion the facebook and twitter nothing else no zune no inside xbox no youtube nothing nothing else in us they pay 60 us$ in euros 40 and they have it all 

  • Abin Savad

    me too where are u living?

  • Christopher Hauserman

    any chance for an amazon video app?

  • Hood Locsta

    whan the other apps comin out ….