Xbox One Apps: 46 New 'Entertainment Experiences' Coming To Next-Gen & Xbox 360 Including HBO GO, Twitter, Vine & MLG [VIDEO]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Jun 04, 2014 11:57 AM EDT
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Microsoft has announced more than 45 new entertainment apps coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 by the end of this holiday season.

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The new apps include Twitter, Vine, HBO Go, Showtime Anytime, Comedy Central, MLG, and more. Rather than wait to reveal the news at next week's E3, Microsoft chose now to let console owners know what was coming. You can watch a video from Microsoft explaining the additions below.

According to the announcement on Xbox Wire, entertainment was always at the core of the vision for Xbox One, especially with the ability to quickly switch between and snap apps. Over 180 apps are available across Xbox One and Xbox 360 today, and the new additions will bring the total beyond 225.

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"Xbox fans are spending more time than ever on the console, spending more than five hours a day on Xbox One," said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Devices and Studios at Microsoft.

"Today as we announce new commitments from dozens of our partners, including deep integration with experiences like Twitter and Vine, we hit an important milestone in our journey to deliver unique experiences on Xbox. We're thrilled to break new ground in social TV experiences like we're doing with Twitter on Xbox One."

Apps like Twitter will be optimized for the bigger screen, and will offer interactive features that let you track trending shows and follow the conversation in real-time. Vine will be similarly designed for the big screen, allowing you to watch and browse videos from your couch. The full list of apps and the regions they will launch in can be found on the announcement page.

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