Microsoft is rolling out an update to Xbox Live
on Tuesday that will offer users a plethora of new content, including
on-demand entertainment apps from HBO GO, Comcast Xfinity, and MLB.TV.
The apps are now available to Xbox 360 owners who subscribe to the
aforementioned services. The latest addition brings the total number of
apps available on Xbox Live to 36, and the new options are compatible
with voice and gestures controls through Kinect.
“HBO and Xbox is a marriage of the two preeminent brands in their
respective fields,” Otto Berkes, senior vice president of consumer
technology at HBO, said in a statement. “During my tenure at Microsoft,
we always envisioned Xbox as an entertainment hub and the addition of
HBO GO represents a coming of age for the platform. The experience is
one that will impress both the HBO subscribers and the Xbox fans.”