Microsoft has just announced the first wave of TV & Entertainment apps coming to Xbox One at launch in 13 different launch markets. Each country has a separate list of apps but Netflix, Twitch and Crackle are almost there in every list of apps.
Just a day before, Sony unveiled the 11 digital entertainment apps that will be available with PS4 at launch. Now it's Microsoft's turn today. And it's a big list of first wave of apps that will be available worldwide at launch with Xbox One. Microsoft released separate list of apps for 13 different launch markets around the world.
The 13 countries where Xbox One will be launched between Nov. 22 at launch and spring 2014 include US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Canada, Austria, Australia and Brazil. US will the first launch region to get Xbox One on November 22. And off course, the biggest list of apps is for the United States. These include Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, CWTV, ESPN, FOX NOW, FXNOW, HBO GO (coming soon), Hulu Plus, Machinima, MUZU TV, Netflix, Redbox Instant by Verizon, Target Ticket, TED, The NFL on Xbox One, Twitch, Univision Deportes, Verizon FiOS TV, and VUDU. Some of these services like Netflix, Crackle, and Twitch will also be available for other regions where applicable. All 13 first wave apps lists are available at Xbox blog.
Xbox Chief Product Officer, Marc Whitten said, “We set out to make Xbox One the all-in-one games and entertainment hub for your home. The one system that offers the best games next to the best entertainment experiences and apps. Along with offering a stellar app portfolio from around the world, Xbox One takes the next step by offering them in a way that is seamless and easy to use.”
Microsoft has already unveiled the complete Xbox One experience. Xbox One deatils reveal its best games and multiplayer features, along with favorite movies, music, sports and live TV experiences. All of this will be available in one place.
Xbox One is the most complete entertainment system that has all the required features. Xbox One Kinect interface, voice controls, occasional DLNA support, live TV, multiple screens support, and a Bing search for TV, movies, games, or music scans across all apps, makes this unique console a complete home game and entertainment system.
Microsoft also promises to continue announcing more apps for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 platforms after the launch of this first wave of third-party apps that are coming to Xbox One. But Xbox Fitness, Xbox Video, Xbox Music, Internet Explorer, Skype, SkyDrive, and Upload are those Microsoft apps that will be available in every market Xbox One in addition to the first wave entertainment apps coming from partners.