YouTube and iHeartRadio join Xbox Live today

Microsoft has announced a new slate of entertainment apps for Xbox Live members, including YouTube and TMZ.


One week into the launch of the new new Xbox Experience, Microsoft has announced a new slate of entertainment apps for Xbox Live Gold members. Starting today, you'll be able to view YouTube videos and trashy TMZ clips directly from your console. Of course, every app released today will be Kinect-enabled.

Here are all the apps available today:

  • iHeartRadio lets you "listen to more than 800 of the nation's most popular live broadcast radio stations."
  • MSNBC will surface "news, sports, and entertainment video from across the web."
  • TMZ will offer the latest "Raw & Uncut video of your favorite celebrities." Probably won't include porn. Probably.
  • Verizon FiOS TV will allow subscribers to watch "select" live television on their Xbox 360, letting you change channels with Kinect.
  • YouTube will let you watch your "favorite viral videos," letting you watch Star Wars Kid on your TV over and over again.

Of course, there are a few additional entertainment apps in the pipeline. Stay tuned for more.

From The Chatty
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    December 13, 2011 12:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, YouTube and iHeartRadio join Xbox Live today.

    Microsoft has announced a new slate of entertainment apps for Xbox Live members, including YouTube and TMZ.

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      December 13, 2011 3:59 PM

      TMZ *shudder*. I can't think of worse tripe to infect my console.

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        December 13, 2011 4:00 PM

        I was going to say the same thing about Youtube

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          December 13, 2011 4:44 PM

          I agree about TMZ, Youtube is awesome man!!

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          December 14, 2011 3:53 AM

          I was going to say the same thing about you.

          I kid. But how can you hate youtube? I thought everyone liked youtube. Except TV executives and fascist.

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      December 13, 2011 4:22 PM

      This is cool!

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      December 13, 2011 8:04 PM

      As someone with an xbox (but doesn't use it much, prefer pc games mostly) I find the whole xbox live gold thing a complete turn off. The fact I can't use netflix (and now youtube) without paying for gold makes me want to toss my xbox in the garbage.

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        December 13, 2011 8:52 PM

        If you can't afford 8 cents a day you probably shouldn't be spending money on games in the first place.

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          December 14, 2011 1:14 AM

          That argument is such bullshit. I'm already paying for internet, electricity and games why the hell should i be paying for Microsoft server bills when they are already extremely profitable with their games/licensing/console/ect. When i'm playing xbox live it is no more fun than when playing online on my ps3.

          Console gaming online is a freaking joke anyways. For example I can't start halo reach and join a capture of the flag game.... i have to join some bullshit team based objective match making mode that MAYBE ill get to play a capture the flag on fixed rules that never change. Custom games can only be played through your friends list which is damn stupid. I can get a server browser and host my own games in just about every pc game i play for free!

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            December 14, 2011 3:54 AM

            To be completely honest you're paying for the overall service, not the matchmaking, with Xbox Live. While it's true that they are already making money off their other business interests related to Xbox, I doubt you'd see the variety of content, ease of use, regular updates, etc., with Live if it weren't a paid service.

            Working on and testing a bunch of different XBL and PSN titles pretty much cemented this view for me. While I still hate the PSP/PS3 XMB with an ungodly passion, I was more than willing to give their online service a shot. While it definitely works, that's really all it does. It's great that matchmaking is free, but with Live I honestly feel like the content justifies the cost; from free demos for every arcade title, to free shows like The Guild, to (RIP) 1 vs. 100,

            That's not even taking into account the different TCR/TRC standards when it comes to online functionality in games. Even if you don't like that Live is a pay service, if you've played around with it on a regular basis you have to admit that the online experience with the 360 is much more cohesive and consistent than with PSN.

            I'm completely happy with paying a small amount for Live. Hell, I give more to NPR and PBS every few months than I do to MS the whole year! Different strokes for different folks, though.

            Also, if that's true about Halo: Reach, that's some pretty piss-poor matchmaking. I can understand not having the paucity of options available on PC, but you would think choosing something like a CTF game would be a lot easier!

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              December 14, 2011 9:44 AM

              The fact that there are ads plastered all of the xbox theme just pisses me off to no end. I like the ps3/psp xmb way better. How can you not like the xmb? It's not a pain to navigate unlike the xbox you have to go through 2 or three menus for just to get to anything. With xmb you just scroll left or right and up and down until you get what you want, it's just plain faster.

              I also don't care about any extra features or crap like streaming tv/shows or demos they should just have a extra service that you have to pay for that stuff and make playing games online free. At current cost of xbox live it costs me about 50 cents every time i play because i only play online about 2 times a week on my 360. That is with the CHEAPEST method of buying a yearly subscription for $50. Not even nearly worth the cost imo.

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      December 14, 2011 10:50 AM

      WHERE IS HBO GO???? fuck this other noise

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