Ahead of the announced April 1st release of HBO Go for XBOX Live members and cable subscribers, the cable TV app goes live today with some company. Major Nelson also revealed that Xfinity TV and MLB TV will be coming along for the ride. HBO’s entire show and film catalog is now available on the XBOX 360 for Live and HBO subscribers, so if you need to catch up on Game of Thrones before the second season premiere this Sunday or just watch some old episodes of Entourage of Curb Your Enthusiasm, then the world is your oyster. Xfinity also has a decent size collection of TV series and movies for your pleasure, and while MLB TV is probably cool for sports fans, that’s not really our bag here. Anyway, check out the full press release after the jump and get that XBOX 360 updated!
[Note from Matt: Xfinity subscribers won’t have access to HBO GO. Comcast customer service can’t do anything to change this, so if you want HBO GO, tell corporate: 215-286-1700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org]
Today three major entertainment apps are now available for Xbox LIVE Gold members – Comcast XFINITY TV, HBO GO and MLB.TV, all with Kinect integration. Here are the highlights.
Comcast launched the XFINITY TV on-demand service on Xbox 360, bringing its huge library of when- you-want-it entertainment to a console for the first time, including the new Streampix library. With Kinect, you can control it all with your voice or a wave of your hand – however you like
HBO GO on Xbox 360 launched their entire catalogue of live and on demand original content – that means every episode of every show, from the latest hits like Game of Thrones, to older favorites like The Sopranos. With Kinect, you can voice search the entire HBO catalogue.
MLB.TV transforms sports entertainment by providing live and on demand games in HD, coupled with exclusive personalization features only found on Xbox 360 – jump between the action via the Mini Guide and watch two games at once with Split Screen. With Kinect, you can pause and rewind live games and highlights using just your voice and motion controls.
So there you have it, a huge day for TV on Xbox – starting today Xbox LIVE Gold members who subscribe to Comcast’s XFINITY TV and Internet, HBO and/or MLB TV now also have enhanced access on Xbox 360.