Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV now available on Xbox LIVE

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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  • http://twitter.com/thefakemikey InsertBlueCheckHere

    Now if only HBO would give an online only subscription service.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Flores/100000070483743 Mark Flores

    i Dont see xfinity app available. it still says email me when coming soon. Im in California

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    • http://twitter.com/thefakemikey InsertBlueCheckHere

      Same here.

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    • Anonymous

      Same here in Utah…

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    • http://twitter.com/brickfungus Josh Patsey

      i don’t see the xfinity either

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    • http://twitter.com/ampoe1 Anthony Poe

      Search ‘xfinity’ through the bing search

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  • http://twitter.com/P1N1O John Doe

    Poland pays for xbox live gold as Americans and have nothing! Only can play multiplayer!!!

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    • http://twitter.com/Vaseruna Руслан

      Dont care – in Russia the same situation. Only USA prices x 2.5, no voice recognition, no applications, but more plenty avatar props…

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  • http://www.kraftwurm.com/ Jimmy Gee

    What regions? Switzerland?

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  • Daniel Jacobsen

    Not seeing the Xfinity app either.

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  • J TRIPLE DASH

    you should state its only available for those in the “home nation”. there isn’t enough being done to support xbox/live users in other regions.

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    • Chris Gomez

       So dumb… it’s not like Msft owns the content.  Unfortunately, content ownership is king and all Msft can do is beg content owners to let them stream the same content I can get by using my cable remote but hopefully I buy into advanced features.  It’s really too bad because Msft is on to something here, but the kings aren’t letting them (for example) bring HBO content to non-subscribers or MLB games to people who just care about baseball.  If Msft could do this we’d be so much closer to a la carte programming where you don’t have to pay for channels you don’t care about.

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    • Anonymous

      Pretty much common sense really, why would you pick up TV channels from another country? Not much being done to support other regions? Depends on where you are from, the UK has got lots of support (BBC iPlayer, 4oD, Demand5, Netflix, LoveFilm, BlinkBox and loads more) .

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  • http://twitter.com/Kyle_Groulx311 Kyle Groulx

    So HBOGO isnt compatible with Comcast users? Furthermore, I am having the same issue and have no location on my dashboard prompting me to download Xfinity. 

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    • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

      HBOGo is included with Xfinity.  So if you are a Comcast customer you have to wait for the Xfinity app.

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      • http://twitter.com/TXbox1123 Ruben Torres

         Are you sure about that?  Aren’t HBOGO and Xfinity two separate apps?  I’ve got Comcast and my Xfinity On Demand offerings vary differently (HBO on Demand) with what I can see thru HBOGO.  On Demand has a few select episodes while HBOGO can have entire series runs.

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      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        Yes.

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  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    Have a look and see if you can dig up any information on ITVplayer for the UK, will you please Major? We already know it’s coming, just some confirmation would be nice.

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    • Lee Rayson

      Is it coming? it thought it wasn’t because ITV want to charge for it

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    • Anonymous

       it’s just says that it is supposed to launch on the 360 before the end of the year

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  • Chris Gomez

    I wish Msft could bring us the beginning of a la carte programming.  In my house we like ESPN and sports programming, but we don’t need the 800 other channels.  If we could only say “yes, we’ll use our Xbox and even pay for that programming alone” we’d do it in a second.  However, the content pipes would just make sure TV is a simple $10 add-on to Internet  (in many packages, it basically already is), so the only way we’re going to break free is multiple pipes… that means some kind of wimax.

    I wish the service Msft was providing here was worth something.  It’s not really THAT big a deal to be able to watch content on my Xbox that I just watch on my cable box (with rewind, skip, forward, record, etc).  I _guess_ party chat and Kinect are features, but they aren’t killer features.

    I am certain Msft already knows this.  I fear that once again Msft will be the innovator and someone else will figure out how to break the content monopoly and be the winner, and we’ll say “Oh our Xboxes did that!” but who cares because everyone else has iCable.

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    • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

      Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many others would like to do this but, wishes aside, the reality is the channels we want are owned or partnered with the providers. You can thank deregulation for that.

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  • Anonymous

    Now we just need an app for Max Go

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  • http://twitter.com/fcviotto Fernando Coli Viotto

    Is it applicable for other countries than US? Wondering if Brazil will ever get it.

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  • http://twitter.com/Tyler7S Tyler

    This is false. Those apps aren’t available yet…

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  • http://about.me/chuck.yoder Chuck Yoder

    Time Warner, like DirecTV and some other providers, do not allow HBO Go on devices that connect to the TV – do some searching for the same problem with Roku boxes. It stinks and I’m tired of them!

    First no ESPN3 and now this! I’m tired of Time Warner’s backwards thinking but I like my Tivo better. 

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    • Anonymous

      It really is also insane for it not be acknowledged as well. When greed is involved, I guess this is what happens to people.

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  • http://about.me/chuck.yoder Chuck Yoder

    Is it possible to hide the TV twist/tab since I don’t have Comcast or Fios?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Mister.AKA Rudy Bien-Aime

    HBO Go is NOT AVAILABLE on XFINITY USERS….. what a waste of space

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    • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

      HBO Go is included with Xfinity.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/Mister.AKA Rudy Bien-Aime

        if its anything similar to the Xfinity on demand website then…. its NOT HBO GO…. it falls short by a few 100 movies/tv series….

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      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        There are currently 319 movies on XfinityTV HBO channel.  There are only 32 on HBO OnDemand.  As you can see one does not equal the other.

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      • Thomas Carter

        No, it doesn’t have all episodes of all series. Look at The Wire or Sopranos. 

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      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        There are currently 319 movies on XfinityTV HBO channel.  There are only 32 on HBO OnDemand.  As you can see one does not equal the other.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Flores/100000070483743 Mark Flores

      agreed, makes no sense to allow the app to be available without the number one providor in the country not being compatible. I mean i couldnt even imagine making the go ahead decision without time warner/comcast users being able to use it. lawl 

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      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        Comcast customers will have access to HBO Go content through the Xfinity app.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/thealmightydog Matt Horn

        Stop saying the same thing, this is FALSE. 

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      • Anonymous

         James Matthews is lying again.  I’m using the xfinity app right now.  All sorts of series episodes are missing.  Only the same old on demand selection.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/ajgamble A.j. Gamble

       XFINITY should be renamed XLIMITY bc they feel all high and mighty by limiting our access to content we’ve already paid for!!!!!!!!!!!!I am so tired of Comcast’s jewish policies of not allowing us access to HBO’s services that we PAY FOR! WTF! What’s the point of this? I can watch HBOGO on my Droid, Laptop, and PC on THEIR NETWORK, so why not on my XBOX? If I had another option for cable, I would use it but where I live it’s the only option and DISH/DirectTv is spotty. F U XFINITY!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chintupat Chintu Patel

     DirecTV  can use hbo on xbox 360 it working 

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  • http://twitter.com/taternuggets tater

    Brighthouse is a s#$t company.  espn3 still doesnt work on their network.  nice of xbox live to continue to offer us options only to have our isp’s CONSTANTLY drop the ball. 

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  • http://twitter.com/taternuggets tater

    Brighthouse networks is the same deal.  Lousy companies.  

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  • http://www.majornelson.com Major Nelson

    I know that some people may not be seeing the apps or are having issues. The engineering teams all all sides are working on the issues.

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    • Anonymous

      Is it supposed to be available in the UK (as in the original press release)?  Recent info on the MLB site indicated only US and Canada.

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    • Anonymous

      Still no dice here for me with the Xfinity app, only error codes😦

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  • ElektroDragon

    Thank you Frontier, for not only blocking me from Verizon FiOS, but also from HBO Go.  I HATE YOU FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Whaley-Jr/1016234326 Jim Whaley Jr

     No surprise there…TW still doesn’t support ESPN on the 360.

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  • http://twitter.com/TheEddieSmith Eddie Smith

    It is appallingly unfortunate to see Comcast not supporting HBO GO out of the gate. Although I hold my breath til April 1st as that is when these apps were originally going to be released so perhaps Comcast and others were not ready for this early release. As evidenced by the absence of the Xfinity app for many people.

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    • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

      The Xfinity app includes HBO Go for Comcast subscribers.

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      • Anonymous

        James Matthews is lying.  I’m using it right now.  No HBO GO content for the xbox360 Xfinity app.  Just the same old on demand selection.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/benniej2 Bennie Jones

    why comcast is not under the provider the hbo app have more stuff then the xfinity site will it be add it?

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    • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

      If you are a Comcast customer please check and sign into the XfinityTV  website.  You will see that they offer everything that HBO Go offers.  Don’t compare it to HBO OnDemand on your cable box.

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      • http://twitter.com/TXbox1123 Ruben Torres

         I have this working on my Xbox now.  It was not listed as a direct download on the dashboard but a quick ‘bing’ search on the console brought me to the Marketplace download.

        I am a Comcast customer and have used HBOGO on my laptop and what I’m seeing thru the Xfinity app. is vastly different than what is offered thru HBOGO.

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      • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

        I wouldn’t say vastly different.  There are a couple of series missing.  No Deadwood damn it.  Oh well, I’m still quite satisfied.

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      • http://www.facebook.com/thealmightydog Matt Horn

        It is VASTLY different. HBO GO offers every episode of most of it’s shows. The XFinity app has exactly what the cable box has which is roughly 3 to 10 episodes of the most recent season of only the shows that are currently running. You keep replying the same thing to everyone James, but you have no idea what you are talking about, sorry.

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      • John Harris

        Not True.  If the Xfinity app is the same as that on iPhone/iPad, then under the ‘play now’ section it has every episode of every season of all HBO shows.  I watched the entire series of the Wire this way.  So YOU don’t know what you are talking about.

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      • Anonymous

         John Harris is full of it.  I’m using the xbox360 app right now and there is NO hbo go content.  Only the same old on demand content. 

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      • http://www.facebook.com/thealmightydog Matt Horn

        John Harris, not sure how I could be the one talking out of my a$$ when I was sitting there looking at the phucking XBOX app when I typed that. If arguing with no knowledge is what you people consider to be informed then we are in trouble.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513352153 Andrew Anthony Aubin

    No Time Warner Cable?

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  • http://twitter.com/williamronholm Anonymous

    I’d love to get HBO Go before Game of Thrones season 2 premiers, I’m going to look into it.

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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513352153 Andrew Anthony Aubin

      That’s the main reason I finally decided to get Xbox Live.  I’ll be pretty bummed if I paid for a year subscription and can’t use HBO Go.

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