Check out the latest apps launching this week on Xbox LIVE and the details behind this weekend’s Gold unlock for some of our sports apps.
Xbox LIVE Gold Unlocked for Select Sports Apps (United States, Canada)
It’s that time of year when sports on TV is at a yearly high and this weekend, we’re really excited that several popular sports apps will be unlocked from Gold from April 25 – 28 for Xbox LIVE subscribers in the U.S. and Canada. More details below.
ESPN: Start the weekend with full live coverage and highlights of the NFL Draft and sports around the world on ESPN.**
MLB.TV: Watch over 50 free MLB games with MLB.TV and personalize the experience by selecting your favorite teams. No MLB.TV subscription required!
UFC: Gear up for the big UFC 159 PPV matchup of Jones vs. Sonnen by watching all 7 fight stories for free.**
NHL GameCenter: Enjoy highlights, recaps, and clips from the best of the NHL as teams jockey for position leading into the NHL Playoffs.**
NBA Game Time: Enjoy highlights and recaps of first round coverage of the NBA Playoffs throughout the weekend.**
If you already have a subscription to any of these sports packages, this weekend is the perfect time to try it out on your Xbox. Love NHL GameCenter but can’t stand watching it on a tiny computer screen? Now’s the time to check it out on the big screen. Want to take your NBA fandom to the next level? Try it on Xbox and with SmartGlass on your phone or tablet for the second screen experience you’ve been missing.
Pizza Hut (United States)
Pizza Hut is launching the first-of-a-kind ordering app, allowing Xbox LIVE members in the U.S. to purchase pizza, wings, pasta and more from Xbox 360. The full menu, including new products, can be ordered from the Xbox LIVE dashboard and operated using an Xbox 360 controller or hand gestures and voices commands via Kinect for Xbox 360. Hungry? Customers who download and place an order through the Pizza Hut app by May 6 will receive 15 percent off their purchase.
Here’s how it works:
Set up an account: Download the Pizza Hut app via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace
Browse full menu: Cruise through the complete list of menu offerings to score delicious pizza, pasta and wings from your local Pizza Hut
Get local deals: Offers in your area pop up on the home screen for great deals on all your Pizza Hut favorites
Build custom pizzas: Scroll through the app to build a customized pizza
CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada keeps you connected to the game you love with Xbox.* Watch live games and stay up-to-date with special in-game features designed especially for you. We’ve got you covered even if you miss a game with near instant 3-minute highlight packs after the game and a Weekly Top 5 that helps you talk about the great save, amazing goal or hard-hitting action. CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada on Xbox is a new way to enjoy the traditional game.
Hulu PLUS Update (United States, Japan)
Hulu Plus* becomes more kid friendly with a new discovery experience for kids. In addition to “Shows You Watch” and “Most Popular” categories, parents can search movies and TV shows by age group. Also check out the three new “Twists” for Kids, Latino and Trailers with improved discovery and content.
*Xbox LIVE Gold subscription and/or additional subscriptions/fees may be required and sold separately. For additional details and availability, see http://www.xbox.com/live.
**Additional cable or service subscription required.