June 4th 2014 8:00 am PT

More Than 45 New Apps Coming to Xbox

As of the latest Xbox One system update, currently rolling out worldwide, everyone with an Xbox has access to all of our available entertainment experiences. And that lengthy list is about to get significantly longer – today we’re pleased to announce that our app catalog will increase by nearly 25%, bringing the tally to more than 225 apps around the world.

One addition I’d like to highlight is the way Twitter will be integrated into Xbox One’s TV experience. U.S. viewers will have the ability to see Tweets related to whatever cable or satellite TV shows you’re watching as they’re happening. Take a look:

Another exciting new feature coming to Xbox One is the first Vine app made for TV. Not only will you be able to watch all your favorite Vine videos on the biggest screen in your house, you’ll be able to share gameplay videos from Upload Studio as a Vine.

There are plenty more new apps on the way as well – 46, to be exact. For the full list of upcoming apps, click over to Xbox Wire.

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

  • evilfangs .

    More then 225 apps around the world? Why does the UK only have like 12 then lol. I hope we get Sky go / player and iplayer.

    • IRB

      Sky NOW TV is coming, sadly no mention of BBC iPlayer :/
      Still too US centric, with 32 of those 45 coming to the US, 13 to the UK.

      • kevgallacher

        Now TV is pay per view. Not much use for Sky subscribers

        • beardyman3218

          Sky are always catering for potential customers, once you become a customer they forget about you.

          • kevgallacher

            Unless you threaten to leave.

    • vai_levar_no_cu

      yea, this is great news if youre in the US, but outside that marketplace youre out of luck :S

  • mcmax3000

    I saw the headline, and had hope this meant I was finally getting a UFC Fight Pass app, but sadly, not so much.

  • StormRaging

    Oh god, I hope that the twitter tv thing is opt out

    • froyoman

      Showtime Anytime is included in this announcement. Go the the Xbox Wire link for the entire list.

      • StormRaging

        It’s included for the 360 but not the One according to the announcement list.

        • froyoman

          Right you are. I was mislead by the list title “New app experiences coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 include”. Perhaps it’s coming some day.

          • StormRaging

            I hope so but look how long it’s taken to get HBO Go which was announced at X1 launch :(

  • vai_levar_no_cu

    the question is, how many will be available OUTSIDE the US marketplace.
    As it has always been the case, will expect only a few

    as always, the xbox is a great machine for the US market… everywhere else, not so much

    • mcmax3000

      If you click through to the full list, it lists the regions that each app will be available in.

  • Desmond Shepherd

    Turn on the Closed Captions for the video. At the beginning he says, “Hi everyone, I’m Larry Hryb Xbox Live.” But the voice to speech translation says, “Hi everyone, I’m wearing her black box lies.” lol. Hilarious.

    • Gazza!!!
    • Death Dealer

      HAHAHA! That’s a riot!

  • Jake18oly

    Still no PLEX? I hope that it comes in a future update. That way I could put my roku away for good.

  • Beano

    Awesome, what is the name of the app that enables me to use more external storage with my 360?

    • Kino

      pretty sure that is only for Xbox One..

  • Death Dealer

    Still no Ziggo in the Netherlands. Could you guys at MS give them a KICK under their bottoms for being so lazy with their release. They announced their app would come to the Xbox 360 a year and a half ago and still nothing.

  • maxy

    And as usual not even half of these apps are availlable for my country! Damn!!

  • Esteban Granados

    I would like to have an update where apps like my music that i snap can play in the background, and some other apps i would like to be able to set transparency, risize did like that

  • Kino

    Sucks I dont have a cable box so I wont be able to have the ability to use that Twitter feature. Would have loved to use it when Agents of SHIELD was airing.

  • Moises Munoz

    I want HBO GO for Mexico, is that happening?

    • Death Dealer

      HBO GO: MX…so…yes.

      • Moises Munoz

        I only have the 360 for now, So it works, thank you man.

  • Ryan Hardy

    Would love Sky go for Xbox one. I can’t connect the main sky box to my Xbox as that’s for the parents. So please can we have sky go for UK. Also BBC player and itv player. That is all. Thanks :)

  • Does Not Equal

    A TV version of Vine? Awesome.

  • ElektroDragon

    So the Xbox One didn’t really set out to compete with Playstation, they set out to compete with Roku, Apple TV, and Kindle Fire.

    Microsoft would have been far better off releasing a cheap, dedicated set top box Roku killer that could link up to the existing Kinect, and focus Xbox One on being the most powerful console for gaming and priced more competitively. Instead they went jack of all trades. This would have been especially smart considering in real use, I have yet to see a case where Kinect 2.0 is better or more accurate than my original Kinect, aside from some finger recognition.

    And now it looks like the next Apple TV box, with Apple having purchased the original company behind Kinect, will essentially be just what I described above and will capture that market, considering it will cost way less than the Xbox One but will probably run every iPad app using gesture recognition in place of touch.

    • Death Dealer

      They set out to compete with everybody. That’s what the leaked PPT revealed years ago. There’s only one way MS can fix that, and that is with a multi-tiered console generation, having a more powerful box every 2 or 3 years and cheapening the h*ll out of the previous model. They could keep everything compatible that way and be competitive on all the fronts they want to.
      At least it’s not a total problem as we’ve now seen that even the PS4 only has a 1.6TFLOP GPU without the GP part and the dev kits had a GPU which was at least twice as powerful, which is why Watch Dogs shown at E3 2012 “on PS4″ looked so much better than it does now. This is a .5 gen at best and console gaming is going to change drastically from what we’ve known it to be for the past 3 decades.

      • ElektroDragon

        Excellent post, I wholeheartedly agree with you. At E3 2012 it was probably running on a PC running a prelim PS4 devkit. Faster gens would be nice, actually, especially on the Xbox side.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      I think they actually want to be the one system that you need so that you don’t have to have several systems hooked up to your TV. I even think that is the reason behind the name ONE.

      • Death Dealer

        It is, but competing on so many fronts requires a different strategy to succeed. You can’t have one box that lasts 10 years with the competition releasing another one every year (Apple).
        Scaling the hardware upwards every few years is the only solution if they truly want to stick on that path and the only way to stop the inferior console perception by the fanboys.

    • kevgallacher

      Sony are doing the exact same thing, they are only marketing it a bit differently

    • beardyman3218

      No they set out to offer more options for people. I use apps when I’m not gaming on the machine. Consoles offer more than gaming now it’s not just Xbox doing it.

  • rossdelliott

    I still just want some basic Video playing functionality on the XboxOne. As it stands, the only way to view videos/movies/music on my local network, is to open them up on a Windows8 box and use the “Play To” option… Which is far from ideal and means I still use my Xbox360 for basic local network media.

    Is it too much to ask that this basic feature of the Xbox360 (available since day one on the system) be added to the XboxOne? Or maybe a Plex/XBMC app?

    • Yannick Gagné


    • usrev

      this is why I still have my ps3. neither next gen console has this ability and it is stupid.

      • Byyys

        Bring back a video player function or/and media player for Mp3’s and other music formats that users decide to sync to the Xbox. (via windows PC operation system) the xbox360 has a media player for music why not the Xbox one?

  • CDMAss

    I don’t hate apps, but I prefer 45 new games instead.

    • Hogwild333

      I’m likely to use none of those apps, but I’m guessing I would buy at least a couple of those 45 games.

    • Fingleberries

      45 new apps announced before E3 = 0 Apps discussed at E3 briefing :)
      Happy Gamers overall

  • John Smith

    Nice – hopefully a Pandora app is forthcoming.

  • Tyler Hardeman

    US centric as always. While I understand it, It’s hugely disappointing to see some pretty basic experiences that are available outside of the US do not come to Xbox consoles outside of the US.

    There are far more people outside of the USA than inside. I wish that would figure in sometimes.

  • Greg Fellmer

    HBO GO!

    • Paul Cedfeldt

      Is not yet available on Xbox one.

      • Greg Fellmer

        …but will be later this year.

  • http://www.reddit.com/r/X1UIMockups/ ilovegoogleglass

    Rack em!

  • Forsythia

    And how much of those will be available to gamers outside the US? It’s hard to get excited when maybe 2 of those new apps will be available in your country. :/

    • Yannick Gagné

      Exactly what I was thinking…

  • evilfangs .

    Antena 3. Xbox One: ES

    ChiliTV. Xbox One: IT

    Comedy Central. Xbox One: US

    Crunchyroll. Xbox One: AU, AT, BR, CA, DE, ES, FR, IE, IT, MX, NZ, UK, US

    ENCORE Play. Xbox One: US

    EPIX. Xbox One: US

    Filmbox Live. Xbox 360: AR, AU, AT, BE, BR, CA,
    CL, CO, CZ, DK, FI, FR, DE, GR, HK, HU, IN, IE, IL, IT, JP, MX, NL, NZ,
    NO, PL, PT, RU, SA, SG, SK, ZA, KR, ES, SE, CH, TW, TR, AE, UK, US

    Fox Play. Xbox One: MX, BR. Xbox 360: MX, BR, AR, CO, CH

    Frightflix. Xbox One: US

    FXNOW. Xbox 360: US

    Gol TV. Xbox One: ES

    GoPro. Xbox One: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, AU, BR, AT, NZ, IR

    HBO GO. Xbox One: US: Xbox 360: MX, BR, AR, CO, CH

    iHeartRadio. Xbox One: US

    Infinity. Xbox One: IT

    IVI. Xbox 360: RU

    KDrama. Xbox One: AU, AT, BR, CA, DE, ES, FR,
    IE, IT, MX, NZ, UK, US. Xbox 360: AR, AU, AT, BE, BR, CA, CL, CO, CZ,
    DK, FI, FR, DE, GR, HK, HU, IN, IE, IL, IT, MX, NL, NZ, NO, PL, PT, RU,
    SA, SG, SK, ZA, ES, SE, CH, TW, TR, AE, UK, US

    maxdome. Xbox One: AT, DE

    MLG. Xbox One: US, UK, CA, AU

    MOVIEPLEX Play. Xbox One: US

    MTV. Xbox One: US

    NBA. Xbox One: AT, AU, BR, CA, FR, DE, IE, IT, MX, ES, NZ, UK, US

    NHL. Xbox One: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES,
    AU, BR, AT, NZ, IR. Xbox 360: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, JP, AU,
    BR, NL, SE, RU, TW, PL, IN, HK, TR, BE, AT, NZ, SA, AR, NO, CH, SG, ZA,
    IR, DK, CO, CL, FI, CZ, HU, IL, GR, PT, SK

    Now TV. Xbox One: UK

    Picturebox. Xbox 360: UK

    Popcornflix. Xbox One: US

    ShowTime Anytime. Xbox 360: US

    Sky News. Xbox One: UK, IE, US, CA. Xbox 360: UK, IE, US, CA

    Sky Online. Xbox One: IT

    STARZ Play. Xbox One: US

    STV. Xbox 360: UK

    Syfy Now. Xbox One: US

    Target Ticket. Xbox One: US

    TuneIn. Xbox One: US, CA, MX, UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, AU, BR, AT, NZ, IR

    TV2. Xbox 360: DK

    Twitter. Xbox One: US

    USA Now. Xbox One: US

    VEO. Xbox One: MX. Xbox 360: MX

    Vevo. Xbox One: CA, US, AU, FR, DE, IR, BR,ES, IT, UK, NZ

    VH1. Xbox One: US

    Vine. Xbox One: US

    WATCH ABC. Xbox 360: US

    WATCH Disney Channel. Xbox 360: US

    WATCH Disney Junior. Xbox 360: US

    WATCH Disney XD. Xbox 360: US

    Watchever. Xbox One: DE

    • Rafael Grillo Policastro

      where did you find this list?

      • Death Dealer

        “Click over to Xbox Wire”.

        • ImTheMetalLord

          Some people like to read the blog headlines then nothing else.

  • beardyman3218

    Why no sky go for Xbox one? Its coming to ps4, the lack of apps in the UK is disappointing.

  • fastharryDOTcom

    and yet, all those big gamer PS4 players are pissed off that their gaming machine can’t play MP3 media….

    • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

      I am no fan boy!!!!! I could careless about who wins the console war. I just want good gaming on a decent American made system. I get the bridge Microsoft is trying to cross but Microsoft built xbox on gaming not twitter.

      • fastharryDOTcom

        thats true..yet more people watched netflix on their 360’s than played games…..

  • Rafael Grillo Policastro

    I really wish that the NFL app was available in Brazil. It was available on the 360, both the NFL and the NFL Fantasy, why it’s not available for the XBOX One?

  • maxy

    Then game on your console and leave us do both!!

    • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

      That would be awesome if we didnt pay $5oo for a glorified social media machine. I can get better stuff on my pc. Why pay $500 for a xboxone that my PC blows away? That is just tart tart!!!!

      • ImTheMetalLord

        Dude popping in and out and using different names? You sir are a troll and I for one would like to see you crawl back under your bridge.

        (he started this thread but then deleted it so now it’s anon but he’s back with a different name and the same picture)

        • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

          Actually stupid I commented and it ask for a account and i used guest but when it asked for a email I did not realize I already had a Disqus account through my twitter.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            Trolling trolling trolling keep your keyboard trolling RAW HIDE!!

          • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

            Join the world loser!!!!!

          • ImTheMetalLord

            Strop trolling weak brain!!

          • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

            OK I’m trolling now what? Feel better? What do you have to live for now? Feel free to share. You pointed out I am a troll?? Do you have anything else to do now?

        • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

          check mate!!!! I love stupid people.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            Actually this comment just proves my point thanks mate!!

            7 comments 0 up votes for you!!
            887 comments 1076 up votes for me.

            And I saw your posts have a name then get deleted and go to anon.

            I love big mouths with little brains.

          • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

            WOW!!!!! That Many?? Me = life You = Moms basement.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            Troll post again.
            Me = part of this community
            you = Troll

          • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

            LOL……Community???? You mean the folks who comment on xbox post?? How much does that pay? Does that pay the bills or get you laid? LOL!!!! NOT!!! Capital “L”.

          • ImTheMetalLord

            I’m done…you know your are trolling here and that’s enough for me to point it out. GET LOST…I’m done responding to your nonsense.

          • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

            Well thank you!!! Feel free to do me more favors!!!! I mean that just devastated me. You are done trolling?? I am just so devastated. The larry guy troll has said get lost?? Oh man I am so lost and confused. What do I do?

          • Nick Peck

            Good if you don’t like it then why are you even here? Go back to that so called “life” you say you have, no one here wants to be a part of it, trust me.

          • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

            LOL! Please feel free to check me out troll of the larry comments. John Mitchell on facebook and @ehonda1 on twitter. I have a life, job, girlfriend and son. I don’t have all day to comment 887 times or vote “UP” (LOL) 1076 times.

      • maxy

        Nobody forced you to buy it mate!

  • D35011

    You’ll sell thousands (at least) more consoles if you bring back Media Center Extender. So many are sticking with their 360s just because of that.

    • Death Dealer

      Windows Media Center is considered dead, but I agree it shouldn’t be too hard to make such an app as it is a standardised application and Windows 8.1 still has it as an add-on option.

    • Catalyst

      As Death Dealer stated, that service is pretty much a dinosaur compared to where they are heading. For now though, you can still access some Media through the use of OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), until they release something more advanced. With what Apple just announced with their new integration of platforms, we’ll definitely see Microsoft try, and push more Media outlets soon.

      • D35011

        Maybe, but renting a cable box and using an IR blaster seems to be much more dinosaur-like to me . I thought I was done with that stuff back in the 90’s.

        I suspect that’s the real reason MS knifed Windows Media Center – cable companies weren’t crazy about people being able to have a whole-home DVR solution without having to rent their hardware.

      • Jon Taylor

        I’ve heard there’s a Plex app coming to Xbox, this would solve all the media streaming problems

  • UGA2000

    Could one of those apps have something to do with increasing external storage on the 360 like you just did with the One? Pretty pretty please?

  • Catalyst

    Still need Facebook, but so far I’m pretty happy with the speed of updates, and cannot wait to see what comes at E3.

    • ImTheMetalLord

      They took the Facebook app off the 360 because you can access it through the IE app and it works actually better.

      • Catalyst

        I know, but I’m speaking more to integration of Facebook, similar to what they are doing with Twitter. Posting directly to Facebook for Achievements and such would be cool. They had something similar for it on the 360, but streamlining it would be nice.

  • Jorge

    And SKYPE for XBOX 360 is not within applications??

  • Jorge

    “home gold” for xbox 360 would also be interesting !!!

  • http://xxkarzaxx.tumblr.com/ Karza

    Twitter and Vine for US only?That’s disappointing…

  • http://Soundcloud.com/DJQuadinero DJ Qua dinero

    Where have you been ?

  • nitron1911

    can we get the Vimeo app and dailymotion app soon? i still have to go back to my 360 to use those

  • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

    Just want to clarify for all the metal heads who have not seen the outside world in years. I am the person who started this thread. I was unaware I had a Disqus account until it asked me to verify my email. Never heard of that until I posted here.

  • ImTheMetalLord

    Another post that proves my point. If you want to hold an intelligent conversation then don’t post like a troll.

  • Roujin

    I want to start off by saying thanks for finally bringing OneGuide to Canada with the latest update. There was literally zero fanfare made about this from Xbox Wire and Major Nelson despite the feature having been promised last month, but what’s important us that it’s finally here and it’s working…mostly.

    I’m still coming to grips with the TV functionality, and while there are several pros and cons that I will likely come across over the next few days and weeks of using Xbox One to control my TV, here are the issues that I’ve found to be most pressing:

    1) Kinect is still not sensitive enough, even after re-calibration; in short, you literally have to shout at the Kinect to turn the Xbox One on, and you can’t watch TV without the Xbox One being on because it won’t pass the signal through when it’s off. Sensitivity is even worse when the TV is on, as you have to shout over the noise to be heard.

    2) Xbox One doesn’t support signal pass-through when off or in Instant On mode. Sometimes, I just want to watch TV, and I don’t want to irritate or wake up my wife if I want to watch a movie late at night. Allowing signal passthrough in Instant On sleep mode would alleviate a lot of problems and give simpler, direct control of the TV box back to family members who are intimidated by or simply don’t want to use Xbox One just to watch TV.

    3) There’s no way to just “Watch TV”. Why can’t I just say “Xbox, Watch TV” from the start, have the Xbox One turn on and go straight to the TV signal, instead of forcing me to first say “Xbox On”, then wait for it to boot up just to tell it to “Watch TV”? Xbox One can certainly enhance one’s home entertainment experience, but all of that is pointless if it gets in the way of the experience.

    4) Xbox One’s recognition of channels is horrible. It can’t tell the difference between “CTV” and “City TV”, substitutes “Discovery Science” for “Discovery Channel”, and even though it knows where I live it defaults to the versions of national channels that aren’t in my region, even if I say the name of the channel correctly. This is an area that truly needs work!

    That said, OneGuide works well enough that I’m still willing to let my Xbox One run things for now. I know it’s a work in progress, and I’m hoping it will get dramatically better and more user-friendly with time. Keep up the good work, and keep those updates coming!

    • http://www.mtlscream.com/ Steve Belisle

      Like you i’m glad that OneGuide and all TV stuffs is available in Canada… It’s about time.
      Being in Quebec, I did put my Xbox in French (but still debating about putting it in english, because the Kinect voice command seems better in english). And my Xbox On comment never worked :(

      About your #3, for me it’s not a big deal, anyway by the time i boot and open manually (tv, receiver, fibe tv receiver), i rather open the Xbox and all will open automatically… and now finally with the automatic sign in, it load quicker.

      For you #4, what i did is i created a lot favourites, to get all the channels i have registered or wanted in my list. So far, kinect seems to be not bad at all to switch channel… but like i said I only started to play with that feature last night.

  • Nick Peck

    I play a ton of games on my XBO as well as watch a lot of movies / shows. I LOVE all in one boxes, always have. Grow up. I’ll bet you my house that you watch Netflix / hulu / amazon (or any app like that) on at least one console (have or still do) or more…

  • Nick Peck

    Has anyone used Hulu lately? Just wondering if they are better about getting updated shows quickly again? I’m thinking about just axing my DirecTV altogether to save $100/mo, I have Netflix which we watch most of the time but there are a few shows I’d like to watch around when they come out like Grimm. Thanks.

  • fur low

    Most of these apps have already been on 360 for years. If I’m gonna go out and buy a brand spankin new console, I expect it to be better than the previous gen in every way. Way to release a half baked console, reverse every policy, cut out Kinect, and screw anyone dumb enough to buy it day one. Maybe next gen I’ll get an xbox, but this time round you really effed it up.

    • Nick Peck

      So, you shouldn’t carry anything over people want and use from the previous system huh? Bet you wanted backwards compatibility from the 360?? Lol. They are apps, if you don’t want them don’t download them. Some of you cry about anything… seriously. Good if you don’t like Xbox anymore then leave the site /happydance.

      • BigBernard

        Some of you apologize about anything… seriously.

    • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

      I agree 100%!!!!! Kinect will soon become another HD player we shelled out tones of money for and weeks later it was useless. Paid all that money for the same thing I already had. No wait…..they added the snap feature. Already had streaming hooked up for Twitch on the 360. We still play 360 on Sunday gaming nights with friends. Kinda funny talking with most of the trolls on here. Most have no social life and want a social machine??? LOL! Yea Buddy!!!!

  • Marcus Roof

    PS4 also has no games…you’re move guest troll

    • https://www.facebook.com/groups/ufswampaholics/ ehonda1

      Not a one???? They created a system and have yet to make any games!! Man you are the brightest one here.

    • BigBernard

      You are move?