Tagged with: Xbox

Expanded deal brings hundreds of NBCUniversal TV episodes to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Expanded deal brings hundreds of NBCUniversal TV episodes to Amazon Prime Instant Video

Internet giant Amazon Friday morning announced that it has reached an expanded content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution. Under the terms of the deal, hundreds of TV episodes from shows like Parks and Recreation, The Starter Wife, Heroes and Battlestar Galactica will be added to Prime ...

Netflix’s latest Xbox app update also includes ‘People Search’, letting you discover content by actor

Netflix’s latest Xbox app update also includes ‘People Search’, letting you discover content by actor

Netflix launched its updated Xbox 360 app a couple of weeks back, and it came with a ‘Just for Kids’ section aimed at under-12s. This brought it into line with the app as it was on other platforms such as the PS3. Well, it seems that the update went one step beyond this, as it also included a ‘People Search’ ...

Election 2012 Hub on Xbox Live hitting the Xbox 360 next week

Election 2012 Hub on Xbox Live hitting the Xbox 360 next week

Microsoft wants Xbox 360 users to get involved in the upcoming elections, so in an effort to keep prospective young voters in the loop, they are teaming up with a number of outlets and gearing up to launch an “Election 2012 on Xbox LIVE” hub on the Xbox 360 dashboard. The hub is scheduled to go live next week on August ...

Next Xbox Could Run Windows 8

Next Xbox Could Run Windows 8

There have been rumors circulating for some time now that Microsoft is planning to load its Windows 8 operating system onto the next-generation Xbox console. A development kit that sold on eBay the other day seems to lends more credibility to this rumor. A few days ago a PC appeared for sale on eBay claiming to be a ...

YouTube’s new app for the PlayStation 3 rolling out, allows remote control from smartphones

YouTube’s new app for the PlayStation 3 rolling out, allows remote control from smartphones

While YouTube has always enjoyed support on Sony's PlayStation 3 thanks to the console's Flash-enabled browser and even offered a YouTube XL layout for connected devices, now it's rolling out a new app to make the video experience even better (and, no doubt, compete with the experience unveiled late last year on the Xbox ...

Microsoft publicly doubles down on its Points system, but we’re not buying it

Microsoft publicly doubles down on its Points system, but we’re not buying it

Big news in Xbox land: Items in the Xbox Live Marketplace recently showed up in non-Points denominations. Or, for a short period of time it looked like you could buy digital stuff for your Xbox using regular money, instead of Microsoft Points. Points are a hassle to use, making it hard to calculate what a purchase actually ...

Microsoft job posting hints at next Xbox launch within 18 mos.

Microsoft job posting hints at next Xbox launch within 18 mos.

Microsoft might be launching the next Xbox within the next year and a half. The software giant last night posted a job listing on its Web site seeking a marketing professional. In that posting -- which now appears to be taken down -- the company said that "over the next 18 months, Microsoft will release new versions of all ...

Why Just for Kids is such a big deal for Netflix

Why Just for Kids is such a big deal for Netflix

Netflix’s Just for Kids user interface is coming to the Xbox, the company announced Wednesday, making it possible for Netflix subscribers to browse through kids titles on their Xbox 360 without seeing any inappropriate content. That’s great news for any family household with an Xbox, but it also points to much bigger ...

Windows 8 built-in games now called Xbox Windows, Microsoft’s naming synergy continues

Windows 8 built-in games now called Xbox Windows, Microsoft’s naming synergy continues

Were you among those who jumped for joy when Windows Explorer got its new moniker? Good news, nomenclature fans, for Redmond has decided to label its new OS' built-in games and titles obtained from the Windows Store as "Xbox Windows." Along with the new branding, venerable Windows titles like Minesweeper, Solitaire and ...

Next-generation Xbox developer hardware leak may reveal Xbox 720 specs

Next-generation Xbox developer hardware leak may reveal Xbox 720 specs

This past weekend, a supposed Xbox 720 “Durango” developer kit was posted on an obscure developer forum and offered to the public for the price of $10,000. The device resembles a traditional PC tower running a regular debug launcher, leading many to be skeptical about the authenticity of the prototype, which was said to ...