GAMES CONSOLE MAKER Microsoft has announced the media partners that it has lined up for the launch of the Xbox One.
The list includes well known services including 4oD, Netflix and Lovefilm, and Microsoft said that it expects to announce more soon.
"We set out to make Xbox One the all in one games and entertainment hub for your home. The one system that offers the best games next to the best entertainment experiences and apps," said Microsoft Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten.
"Along with offering a stellar app portfolio from around the world, Xbox One takes the next step by offering them in a way that is seamless and easy to use."
The UK's first wave of media partners includes - deep breath - 4oD Amazon Lovefilm, Blinkbox, Crackle, Demand 5, Eurosport, Machinima, MUZU TV, Netflix, Now TV, Ted, Twitch and Wuaki.tv. Services that are not represented include the BBC iPlayer, Sky and ITV on demand.
While most of these are available already, the Machinima channel is new, and a Microsoft exclusive. It will launch on 22 November, along with the Xbox One console, and will let users dip in and out of games for tips and other information.
These media services will all be shown together on one page, said Microsoft in a blog post about the TV and entertainment partners, while Microsoft's search engine Bing will be on hand to guide users.
"Something truly unique we're doing with Xbox One is bringing together your favorite TV channels and entertainment app channels into one screen. Xbox One is also the only games and entertainment system that enables HDMI pass through," it added.
"A Bing search for TV, movies, games, or music scans across all apps to find exactly what you're looking for, instead of having to hunt through each app individually. For the first time, you don't have to juggle multiple screens across cable TV, video streaming services and other entertainment apps to quickly find the entertainment you're looking for." µ
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