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If you're looking for even more ways to spend you time on the Xbox One, then two new streaming apps have finally launched for Microsoft's home console. Get ready for HBO Go and Crunchyroll, offering up loads of movies and original dramatic programing and anime galore, respectively.
If you're reading this, then chances are pretty good that you had no interest in taking part in today's free run through Sunset Overdrive. That means you either already have the game, have no interest in it, or you simply like to do things with your free time that don't always include shooting mutants in the face with oversized guns.
It's that last crowd I'm speaking directly to today, as we've gotten word that both the HBO Go and Crunchyroll streaming apps have launched on the Xbox One.
According to Xbox.com, the HBO Go app is ready to roll for anyone who has a subscription to the premium channel through their cable company. If you don't have an HBO subscription, don't shrug this news off quite yet, as the company has announced that, starting next year, they will be breaking HBO Go's service away from the mandatory cable model, meaning that there will be a pricing set-up available for everyone to enjoy, directly through the app, with no other strings attached.
“Xbox is one of our subscribers' favorite ways to access HBO Go and its incredible breadth of award-winning programming,” said HBO VP of Digital Domestic Network Distribution, Jeff Dallesandro. “Now, Xbox One users can get in on the action and Kinext with the very best HBO series and films on this innovative, state-of-the-art device.”
Yes, that was a cheeky reference to Kinect support for some of the apps functionality and, yes, it was at least a little bit painful.
So, if you want to watch a bunch of movies or hit shows like Boardwalk Empire or Game of Thrones, you can now do that with the greatest of ease on your Xbox One.
Also recently releasing for Microsoft's console is the Crunchyroll app, offering up hundreds of anime and drama series including backlog titles and brand new series within hours of their initial airing in Japan.
If you just want anime or drama access, the subscription will set you back around eight bucks a month. For both, you can fork over $15 and enjoy the entire package.
Here's the awesome new hook, though: Crunchyroll can be enjoyed by premium and free users alike. Usually, you need to have a subscription to enjoy Crunchyroll's content on streaming devices, with the free version only available on PC. The free version has a more limited selection of content, with newer episodes sometimes taking a week or so to arrive for the gratis crowd, but it's a great way to watch a ridiculous amount of content at no charge if you aren't worried about being caught up on your favorite shows the day a new episode airs.
Download the Crunchyroll app on your Xbox One and enjoy it either way as of right now.