VH1 Brings You the Drama on Xbox One
It was an eventful summer with lots of great new entertainment apps arriving on Xbox One, and Xbox is keeping the apps coming as we move into the fall. Launching today on Xbox One, VH1 allows Xbox Live members in the U.S. to check out VH1 shows anytime. Available with a subscription from a participating cable provider, VH1 on Xbox One offers full episodes, sneak peeks, show extras, exclusive content, and more. You can navigate the VH1 app with voice and gesture controls using Kinect, with the Xbox One controller, or with the Xbox One media remote. VH1 looks amazing in full screen, or you can snap the app next to a game so you can play and watch at the same time. And like all entertainment apps on Xbox One, VH1 is available for free in the Xbox Live App Store. Download the app and check it out today!
Xbox One Launches in China
This is a monumental day for us at Xbox and marks the first day of our journey in China as today, Xbox One officially launched in China, becoming the first video game console to do so in 14 years. Now available at more than 4,000 retail locations in 37 cities throughout the People’s Republic of China, gamers and families throughout the country now have access to some of the best games and entertainment experiences spanning racing, sports, fitness, dance and adventure with music, karaoke, entertainment, social and more app experiences to come. It has been rewarding to see new fans lining up at stores, connecting to Xbox Live for the first time, and enjoying the first wave of games available. To capstone Xbox One’s first day, some of the most iconic buildings of the Shanghai skyline – including the Oriental Pearl Tower – were awash in Xbox Green. “This milestone is significant for both our partnership with China and our global expansion plan. Every new market launch is unique and we’re grateful to our fans for their patience and enthusiasm,” said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox. “We will continue to work closely with our partner BesTV to bring exciting games, entertainment and app experiences to delight gamers across China.”
Cancel Your Plans: Comedy Central's Now on Xbox One
Want Comedy Central full episodes? Here you go. With Comedy Central on Xbox One, Xbox Live members in the U.S. can watch current shows the day after they air, including the latest from “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report,” “Tosh.0,” “@midnight” and more. As if that weren't enough, you can check out hours of stand-up specials, digital shorts and extras. If you're anything like us, you're psyched that ”South Park” and “Key & Peele” are returning with new episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 24 (tune in, starting at 10/9c). There's no better way to celebrate than by starting a “South Park” marathon and watching all of last season. You can also get caught up with all three seasons of “Key & Peele” -- nooice. Don't stop there, though, as there are full seasons of other returning shows and curated playlists to keep your eyes happy. Toss those DVDs. This is the best way to watch the classic shows that continue to define comedy, like the complete “Chappelle's Show.” Who knows, you may just discover an old new favorite.
Sports Fans, We’ve Got Something New for You on Xbox One
You know we love sports here at Xbox. Just last week, we celebrated the launch of Madden NFL 15 by announcing the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle available now at Microsoft retail stores and other select U.S. retailers. Just yesterday we announced that NHL 15 is available for pre-order and pre-download now. And we’ve got sports apps on Xbox Live for every fan, including NFL, ESPN, UFC, WWE and MLB.tv. We continue to deliver new experiences, and today we’re adding Team Stream from Bleacher Report to Xbox One just in time for football season. Editor’s note: Go Seahawks! Team Stream, Bleacher Report’s top-rated mobile app, is coming to the TV for the first time and offering sports fans in the U.S. the latest news and information on their favorite sports teams. You can personalize the app to feature the top sports news alongside the latest videos featuring your favorite teams and even use the app in Snap mode to catch up on the latest news during a break in a game.
New Xbox Fitness Program from Russell Wilson
We are always looking for ways to add variety to our fitness experience on Xbox, so we’re thrilled to announce the addition of the exciting new program, Athlete Fit with Russell Wilson for Xbox Fitness. Available exclusively on Xbox One today, work out with Russell Wilson for free with your Xbox Live Gold membership. With this program, Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson will get you ready for any game. With this high intensity interval training program, you’ll work on Power, Agility, Strength, and Speed. The program features 40- and 20-second-long energetic bursts of drill-styled exercises to give you maximum results in minimum time. Russell and his team will motivate you to be your best and reach your peak.