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New Apps Launching Today for Xbox 360

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Posted on December 5, 2012 AT 11:17am

It used to be that our videogame systems had a purpose: playing videogames. Now, not only do they do that, but also a host of other functions—and today, Microsoft is boosting such functions on the Xbox 360 via a handful of new an updated apps.

In an announcement coming just a bit ago from Xbox Live’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, the Xbox 360 is playing host to seven app launches today. Now, that’s not seven apps all for you, mind you—some of those are just the apps being released in various territories. And, actually, six new apps, and one updated app. So really, six.

Here’s the full rundown, should any of these interest you:

Rhapsody (Launching in the United States)
With Rhapsody on Xbox 360, you can choose from a catalog of millions of songs. Having a party? Create playlists and jam all night long. Enjoy new releases every week, plus listen to our Featured, Popular, Artist and Genre Radio.

Blip.TV (Launching in the United States)
Blip lets you discover, watch and share the best in original web series. Choose from hundreds of hand-picked dramas, comedies, lifestyle, sports and other series. Get your web series fix on the large screen in the comfort of your own home.

IGN (Now available in Canada)
Get the best of IGN from the comfort of your couch with the official IGN app for Xbox 360. IGN delivers original video content, live streams, reviews and shows like Strategize, IGN Pro League, and the Daily Fix. Queue up reviews, news, previews, and walkthroughs for your favorite games and have them available right at your fingertips. And with Kinect, you can even play, pause, and rewind what you’re watching with your voice or a wave of your hand.

LOVEFiLM UK (Updating in United Kingdom)
Watch thousands of LOVEFILM movies, streamed instantly to your Xbox. LOVEFiLM Subscribers on packages of 6,99€ or above can watch films instantly and get the UK’s largest selection of DVD and Xbox games. And the best bit? All this comes as part of your subscription. That’s right, thousands of films to watch instantly at no extra cost.

LOVEFiLM Deutschland (Launching in Germany)
Watch thousands of LOVEFILM movies, streamed instantly to your Xbox. LOVEFiLM Subscribers on packages of 6,99€ or above can watch films instantly and get the Germany’s largest selection of DVD and Xbox games. And the best bit? All this comes as part of your subscription. That’s right, thousands of films to watch instantly at no extra cost.

RTL XL (Launching in the Netherlands)
Watch the best RTL programs through the RTL XL Xbox application.

TOU.TV (Launching in Canada)
North America’s leading French-language entertainment web TV site, with over 2,000 hours of free video content from across the French-speaking world. Its vast inventory of content, such as serial dramas, soap, documentaries and web series, make it THE ultimate entertainment platform.

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Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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