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USA Now, SyFy Now apps bring Psych, Burn Notice to Xbox One

Xbox Entertainment Studios may be closing, but that doesn't mean that it won't act as the home for plenty of other studios' television and film projects. NBCUniversal, for example, is more than happy to provide the Xbox One with two of its networks' "TV Everywhere" apps: USA Now and SyFy Now. Th...

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HBO Go, Twitter among 35 apps coming to Xbox One by year's end [Update]

Xbox One and Xbox 360 will receive 45 apps by the end of the holiday season, Microsoft announced today. Among the apps are Twitter, Facebook, Vine, HBO Go, ShowTime Anytime, Comedy Central and Major League Gaming, some of which already have a presence on Xbox 360. Xbox One's Twitter app will int...

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Xbox One's World Cup app sets its destination for Brazil

Microsoft announced a new sporty app section for Xbox One today called "Destination Brazil," which connects viewers with a couple of nifty tools to enhance their FIFA World Cup viewing experience. Slated to launch Thursday, June 12, Destination Brazil includes a "Brazil Now" app that snaps to the...

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Reuters: EA nearing deal to stream games to Comcast TVs

EA and mass media company Comcast are close to signing a deal that would make EA-published games available on Comcast's X1 television operating system, Reuters reports. The X1 is an HTML5-based streaming platform for TVs, offering apps, internet, cloud services and DVR....

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Game of Thrones season 4 premiere free on Xbox Live this week

If you missed last weekend's premiere episode of HBO's fourth season of Game of Thrones, Microsoft is giving you a chance to catch up on Xbox Live. Starting today, the first episode of Game of Thrones' fourth season is available as a free download on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The offer is open ...

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Microsoft partners with UK studio to produce sci-fi drama 'Humans'

Microsoft is pushing forward on its original television programming initiative by partnering with UK broadcaster Channel 4 and production company Kudos to create a drama series called Humans. The sci-fi drama is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film's series Real Hu...

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PlayStation Network gets original TV with superpowered crime drama

Microsoft and Xbox won't be the only producers of original television content aimed at console owners this generation. Variety reports that Sony Pictures Television will be producing an original series called "Powers," which will air via the PlayStation Network. Powers will be an adaptation of a...

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Xbox One Media Remote emerges from cushions, coming early March

The Xbox One Media Remote has been officially revealed by Microsoft's Major Nelson. The Media Remote will launch in early March for $24.99. The small remote looks just like the one leaked on a recent Amazon Canada listing, and all of its buttons glow in the dark, a true bonus for those that don'...

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New FX series Chozen premieres debut episode on Xbox One

Chozen, a new animated series from the creators of Eastbound & Down and Archer, will debut on Xbox One a week before it airs on FX. Xbox One owners who have a subscription through a participating cable provider - Xbox Wire lists AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, Cablevision, Suddenlink and WOW - can...

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Original Xbox programming coming 2014, 'different animal' from Netflix

Microsoft's Nancy Tellem, president of entertainment and digital media - and no relation to Soulja Boy Tell'em, in case you were wondering - hopes to launch the first Xbox original programming early next year, according to Variety. "We're hoping we will be able to put something up in the first quar...

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