The Xbox 360 continues its quest to become your home entertainment device of choice this week with the addition of another handful of video streaming services that beam loads of fresh content, like baseball games and movies, directly to your television set. Well, directly to your Xbox, I mean, which then beams it directly to your television set.
These latest media streaming announcements come directly from Major Nelson, who first took a moment to highlight some of Xbox's more recent content providers before dipping into the new crop of apps.
“This year kicked off with tons of great new apps on Xbox Live for our members around the world,” he said. “In the first three months we've welcomed NHL GameCenter, Neon Alley, Telemundo, Crunchyroll...etc.”
The Major said that, with today's latest additions, the “train keeps rolling” for “cool entertainment.”
First up is a bit of Xbox SmartGlass compatibility with the third season of Game of Thrones. While you watch the show, your tablet can be utilized to check out interactive maps, read up on characters and view commentaries and behind-the-scenes snippets.
The remainder of the new additions are strictly video related, including MLB.TV Refresh, which provides a boatload of games both live and on demand, along with a all of the extra stats, footage and commentary you would expect.
Next up is internet tech and game programing from Revision3, allowing you to watch the shows and clips formerly restricted to the internet directly from your Xbox 360.
The final three apps are all of the movie streaming variety, including IndieFlix, PopcornFlix and Toys “R” Us Movies.