Sony announced a total of 11 entertainment applications will be available at the launch of the PlayStation 4. A number of notable applications, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Redbox Instant by Verizon, will be downloadable as soon as you get your PlayStation 4 into your household, and today, it’s Microsoft’s turn to announce what entertainment apps the Xbox One will launch with.
Microsoft is announcing a total of 19 entertainment apps will be available during the “first wave” of the Xbox One’s launch across all 13 markets their console will be available in starting November 22. Microsoft didn’t specifically say which entertainment applications will be avaialble day one, which makes us a bit weary whether or not many of them will be downloadable once your Xbox One is ready to go.
Microsoft’s list includes applications from cable providers and TV channels such as Verizon FiOS TV, FX Now, Fox Now, ESPN and CWTV, while popular streaming video services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus and Redbox Instant by Verizon have all made the list. Rounding out the list are apps from Crackle, Machinima, MUZU TV, Target Ticket, TED, The NFL on Xbox One, Twitch, Univision Deportes and Vudu. One popular application, HBO Go, is listed as “coming soon,” which easily makes us believe we’ll be waiting a while to get our Game of Thrones fix for quite some time.