Microsoft said back in January that it would be launching a new video channel on the Xbox 360 called the GoPro channel. That channel has now launched and is available via the GoPro app on the console. It is available right now to all Live Gold subscribers around the world.
The channel will allow 360 owners to watch all sorts of amateur and professional made video. GoPro has two videos that are only available on the GoPro challenge this week to celebrate the launch. The videos include one of a trick basketball shot with a car. The other video is of a snowmobile jump.
“The GoPro Channel app will bring the best of GoPro originally-produced and user-generated content into the homes of millions of Xbox Live Gold customers,” said Adam Dornbusch, Head of Content Distribution at GoPro. “We’re excited to launch with exclusive content for early adopters of the app and stoke out the Xbox 360 community with hours of engaging and inspiring GoPro videos through the Channel.”
The app supports watching videos back to back or one at a time. Live subscribers will also be able to purchase GoPro cameras and accessories via the app. The GoPro channel will launch on the Xbox One later this summer. It's a bit surprising that it launched on the Xbox 360 first since it's not the top of the line console. We can assume it hit the 360 first because more people have that console than the Xbox One.