Xbox 360

Disney Movies Anywhere expands footprint

Disney’s cloud-based movie service Disney Movies Anywhere is launching as an app for Roku and Android TV devices in the US, as part of a wider expansion of the service. From today, US customers of Amazon Video and Microsoft Movies and TV can also connect to Disney Movies Anywhere and will be able to access their […]

STV Player launches on Xbox 360

STV Player, the online catch-up service for Scottish broadcaster STV, is now available as an app for Xbox 360 games consoles.  Viewers within STV’s broadcast regions of Scotland can download the app to access free 30-day catch-up of shows from STV and local station STV Glasgow. “The launch of the STV Player App on Xbox […]

Sky News to launch on the Xbox 360 in the US, UK

Sky is set to launch Sky News on Xbox 360 games consoles in the UK and US, extending the channel’s reach in the states and giving domestic customers a new way of accessing the station. From tomorrow, Xbox Live customers on Xbox 360 will see the Sky News icon on the TV section of their […]

BBC Worldwide brings Doctor Who to Minecraft on the Xbox

BBC Worldwide has partnered with Microsoft Studios and game developer Mojang to bring Doctor Who-themed characters to the Xbox 360 edition of popular game Minecraft. From next month, Minecraft players will be able to buy an add-on pack for the game allowing them to change their avatar to resemble their favourite characters from the hit […]

Sony and Microsoft make rival game console TV plays at Gamescom

Sony has announced that it will launch its new PlayStation TV streaming media device in Europe in November, following its US launch in October, while rival game console provider Microsoft has introduced a raft of new TV features for the Xbox One, in addition to a range of new social features for the platform. Sony’s […]

Xbox Entertainment Studios to close as 18,000 jobs go

Microsoft’s original video division Xbox Entertainment Studios is to close as part of an 18,000-job cull at the technology firm – but boss Nancy Tellem is set to remain in her role. Former CBS entertainment chief Tellem, who runs XES as president, and executive VP Jordan Levin will “stay on and remain committed to original […]

Xbox adds 45 entertainment apps

Microsoft said it is adding more than 45 new “entertainment app experiences” to its Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles globally in the coming weeks.  The additions include new apps from Vine, HBO Go, ShowTime, Comedy Central and Major League gaming and boosts the available catalogue of Xbox apps by a quarter to 225. In Europe, the […]

Tubi TV enlarges US VoD offerings

A new US video-on-demand service, Tubi TV, has launched on platforms including the Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Microsoft’s game platform Xbox 360 will also carry the service, which comes from adRise, a connected TV content distribution firm based in San Francisco that works with companies such as Discovery Communications and ITV. Tubi boasts it […]

KPN launches TV on Xbox 360

Dutch telco KPN has made its Interactieve TV IPTV service available via the Xbox 360 games console.  The Interactieve TV Online app for Xbox 360 allows subscribers to watch live TV and catch-up programmes, and use their games consoles as a wireless multiroom device. Viewers need an Xbox Live Gold membership as well as a […]

Microsoft takes tablet hit

Microsoft’s quarterly earnings missed analyst estimates as the firm took a US$900 million (€690 million) hit from poor sales of its Surface RT tablet. Microsoft said the charge related to “inventory adjustments” for the device in the three months ending June 30 had a US$0.07 negative impact to diluted earnings per share. However, its Entertainment […]