Microsoft has confirmed that a new wave of entertainment applications has been released for the Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live online service, including long-awaited services like Vimeo or Crunchyroll.
Microsoft is turning the Xbox 360 into a true entertainment delivery platform and has struck different types of partnerships with content producers from all around the world that deliver their services through Xbox Live to owners of the console across the globe.
The latest wave of entertainment applications has just been released and among the new services are quite a few popular ones, including Vimeo, which allows Xbox 360 owners to enjoy lots of high-quality music videos, but also Crunchyroll, a service that offers them access to all sorts of anime and Asian drama titles, all subtitled in English.
Check out the full list of new apps on Xbox Live below, via the blog of Xbox community manager Larry Hryb:
Crunchyroll (Launching in All Live Markets excluding Japan, UAE, Slovakia and Saudi Arabia)
Watch your favorite Anime and Asian drama titles including "Bleach," "Naruto Shippuden," "Hunter x Hunter," "Sword Art Online," "Coffee Prince" and "Boys Over Flowers" in HD with Crunchyroll on Xbox 360. Instantly view over 20,000 episodes of professionally subtitled Anime, Korean drama, and live-action titles in HD. Enhance your Crunchyroll app experience with voice and gesture control via Kinect for Xbox 360.
Televisa (Launching in Mexico)
Televisa is Mexicos leading entertainment company and its free app offers rich live and on demand content such as recaps from telenovelas, sports, news and entertainment. Watch now your favorite local TV shows.
Azteca (Launching in Mexico)
TV Azteca subscribers can now watch their favorite television shows and movies from their Xbox 360 console. TV Azteca is one of the Mexico's largest content providers and offers programming for everyone. Watch news, sports, soap operas and more with the TV Azteca app.
Viaplay (Launching in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
The Viaplay app offers an exciting mix of television shows and on demand content spanning across movies, kids and sports. Users will be able to view a fantastic line-up of sports content including major international events as well as local television shows.
AOL On (Launching in United States)
Get the latest videos from AOL On - now on Xbox 360. AOL On makes it easy to find top new stories, the hottest in entertainment, even simple recipes with all of the best videos from Reuters, Entertainment Tonight and many more.
Vimeo (Launching in United States)
Packed with amazing ways to watch, discover, and share, the Vimeo app for Xbox 360 enables lovers of high-quality videos to stimulate their eyeballs through their console. Follow your Xbox Live friends' activity on Vimeo, control the app via voice or gesture with Kinect, and access Vimeo on your Xbox 360.
SnagFilms (Launching in United States)
Sit back and watch acclaimed indie movies, from some of the greatest names in film - on demand, for free. SnagFilms brings you the best of its library including hundreds of films from award-winning documentaries to outstanding fiction feature films.
IGN (Expanding to Australia and New Zealand)
Game previews, reviews, guides and gameplay videos as well as 'Instant access' to game help walkthroughs and IGN's extensive catalog of popular shows, including "The Daily Fix," "Strategize," "Weekly 'Wood" and more.
The new apps can be downloaded via Xbox Live if you have a Gold subscription.