Microsoft has confirmed that several new entertainment apps are now available on the Xbox 360 platform, via Xbox Live, including the long awaited Amazon Instant Video, and that all Xbox Live members will be able to enjoy the benefits of a Gold membership this weekend, from June 1 until June 3.
The Xbox 360 has been turned into a true entertainment center by Microsoft, which released all sorts of impressive applications that allowed owners of the console to access various content providers.
Now, a few new apps have just been released onto Xbox Live, including the long awaited Amazon Instant Video one, which already appeared on the PlayStation 3
earlier this year.
Check out the new apps and the countries where they’re now available below.
Amazon Instant Video. United States
With the Amazon Instant Video app on Xbox 360, you can access any movie or TV episode you’ve previously rented or bought from Amazon Instant Video. Amazon has more than 120,000 titles, including new release movies and next-day TV shows. In addition, Amazon Prime members can watch thousands of videos on the Xbox 360 at no additional cost to their membership..
Antena 3. Spain
All the TV shows, all the programs and all the characters of your favorite series can be found on the Xbox Antena3 app. You can follow and enjoy all your programs when you want and how you want.
MLB.TV. Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan
With today’s MLB.TV2 expansion, fans around the world in 26 countries can now designate their favorite teams to ensure the live games, recaps and highlights they care about most are at the forefront each time they turn on their Xbox. International audiences are able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game without blackout restrictions live in HD with MLB.TV. That’s 2,430 games live or on-demand—almost 100 games per week during the regular season, right on your Xbox 360. And with Kinect, you can even play, pause, and rewind the game with your voice or a wave of your hand.
MUZU.TV. Australia, New Zealand
MUZU.TV1, love music love video. Over 40,000 music videos at your command using the power of Kinect. Videos and brand new releases from the world’s biggest and up and coming artists, great music videos from every decade, and the latest music news and interviews.
What’s more, as a special pre-E3 promotion, between June 1 and June 3, Microsoft is unlocking Xbox Live Gold benefits for all members, meaning anyone in the U.S., Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia or Chile, will be able to enjoy multiplayer gaming on the Xbox 360.
Those in the U.S. will also get unrestricted access to apps like Amazon Instant Video, IGN, Manga Entertainment, and MUZU.TV.