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MLG, MLB.tv, Encore Play, Movieplex Play apps now on Xbox Live

MoviePLex_TopHits_1The Xbox 360 and Xbox One have a few more entertainment options beginning today with the launch of a few new apps.

The Xbox 360 now has a Major League Gaming app, along with a pair of new movie viewing options in Encore Play and Movieplex Play.  The Xbox One gets an MLB.tv app of its own too, and confirmation that an EPIX app is in development.

Check out the announcement from Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog.

This week we’re rolling out new experiences that offer a little something for everyone on Xbox One and Xbox 360 – from the hardcore gamer, sports nut or movie buff. Whether you’re gearing up for the next video game tournament with Major League Gaming or want to kick back and watch the latest movies from ENCORE PLAY, we’ve got it right here on Xbox. Check out the details below.

Major League Gaming comes to Xbox 360
As you may have seen yesterday, the Major League Gaming (MLG) app launched on Xbox 360. With the MLG app, Xbox Live Gold members in Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S. can watch all of MLG.tv’s programming including the best gamers competing in MLG’s premier competitions from the comfort of their living room. Now, gamers and enthusiasts can watch live broadcasts of gaming tournaments and professionally produced gaming content through a console app created for the big screen.

Don’t miss a beat of the upcoming “Call of Duty” Championship with MLG on Xbox 360. The tournament will feature 31 of the best “Call of Duty” teams from around the globe competing for $1 million in prizes and the title of “World Champions” from March 28-30. Since January, teams worldwide have battled head-to-head in regional qualifying events to secure a spot at the “Call of Duty” Championship in Los Angeles.

You can watch the full tournament with MLG on Xbox 360 by downloading the app today and tuning in starting March 28 at 9 a.m. PDT! And for a limited time, there will be an opportunity to watch the “Call of Duty” Championship on Xbox One, too, brought to you by our friends at MLG. We’re also thrilled to announce that a full MLG app will be coming to Xbox One later this year, but more details on that later.

And don’t forget to also check out the following original programming from MLG:

  • eSport Report. Stay on top of the latest news in competitive gaming.
  • “Call of Duty: Ghosts” Pro League. Check out the top 10 MLG Pro Circuit “Call of Duty” teams and learn new gaming moves through watching the teams participate in 180 matches.
  • MLG Championship live from Anaheim, CA. See thousands of the best gamers competing playing “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “StarCraft II” and more via live broadcast on June 20-22.

MLB.TV makes its way to Xbox One
Just in time for Opening Day, fans will be able to watch Major League Baseball games on Xbox One.  With an Xbox Live Gold subscription, MLB.TV Premium subscribers will enjoy live, HD-quality video of every out-of-market regular season game in 2014. Miss the game live? Full game archives for every game will be available as well. Don't have MLB.TV Premium? VisitMLB.com/Xbox for complete details.

Movies and TV from ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY on Xbox 360

If watching hit movies or TV is your thing, you'll have more choices than ever starting today on Xbox 360 as we add ENCORE PLAY* and MOVIEPLEX PLAY* from Starz to our extensive list of entertainment apps.

Check out ENCORE PLAY and MOVIEPLEX PLAY, which are the latest additions to Xbox 360 for the premium networks' respective subscribers following the debut of STARZ PLAY in December 2013. The apps include a catalog of more than 1,500 premium movies ("Oz The Great and Powerful," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Independence Day", "Rush Hour", "Stripes," "Back to the Future") and additional TV episodes of your favorite shows ("Murphy Brown," "Magnum P.I.," "Night Court," "Diff'rent Strokes"). Both apps are free with subscription through a participating television provider. Not a subscriber? Install the app and browse hundreds of great movies. If you like what you see, simply subscribe to MOVIEPLEX or ENCORE through a participating television provider and sign in.

We're excited to launch both of these great entertainment apps available on Xbox Live for Gold members in the United States and can't wait to bring them to Xbox One in the future. Stay tuned for more details!

EPIX preps Xbox One app, adds TWC authentication
Good news from our friends over at EPIX. We’re pleased to announce that Xbox 360 users who are also Time Warner Cable Digital Basic and Preferred TV subscribers will now be able to access all of the great content in the EPIX app for no additional cost through June 18th.** Simply sign-in with your Time Warner Cable credentials and you’ll be instantly authenticated, giving you access to the extensive library of movies, music and entertainment that EPIX has to offer. What’s more, EPIX is hard at work developing an app for Xbox One – more details to come later! For more information about the partnership between TWC and EPIX, visit twc.com/EPIX.




With an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, take your Xbox 360 online to play Kinect and controller games with friends wherever they are. Instantly watch HD movies, TV shows and sports, and with Kinect, your voice is the remote control. Not sure what to play or watch? Quickly find new movies, songs or games with your voice. Even use your phone or tablet as a second screen to control and interact with what you’re watching. Plus, now you can explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox.* Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.

Take Your Xbox 360 Online To:

  • Rent HD movies and buy TV shows, and with Kinect, your voice is the remote control.
  • Download arcade and full Xbox 360 games.
  • Keep games fresh with new map packs, new songs and workouts


* Broadband Internet, Kinect Sensor and console, games, add-ons and media content all sold separately. Not all Xbox LIVE functionality is Kinect enabled. See xbox.com/live.

 

Xbox LIVE Code Redemption
NOT AN XBOX LIVE MEMBER YET?
Follow these steps first before redeeming your code:

  1. Connect your Xbox 360 to a broadband Internet connection.
  2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller.
  3. Select Create Profile & follow instructions to create profile name & avatar.
  4. Select Join Xbox LIVE & follow instructions to setup your

Xbox LIVE account.
TO REDEEM GOLD MEMBERSHIP CODE:

  1. Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account.
  2. Press the silver/green Xbox Guide Button on the controller.
  3. Navigate to Games & Apps tab.
  4. Select Redeem Code & enter code.

Codes can also be redeemed at live.xbox.com/en-US/RedeemCode.

 

What is Xbox LIVE?

  • Your entertainment. Your way. Get your favorite games, music, movies and more on your TV, tablet and phone.
  • Use your voice to easily find movies, TV shows, music and games on Xbox 360 with Kinect
  • Play Kinect and controller games online with friends
  • Watch HD programs from Netflix, HuluPlus, ESPN, and more
  • Use your phone or tablet as a second screen for an enhanced game and entertainment experience
  • Explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox
  • Use Microsoft Points to buy or rent TV shows, movies, and games
  • Download new songs, workouts, levels and maps to keep your games fresh
 Xbox LIVE Entertainment Your Way 
      
Games Entertainment Kinect 
Xbox LIVE Gaming Xbox LIVE Entertainment Kinect 
Xbox LIVE is where your friends are playing Call of Duty, Halo, and other online multiplayer games1. With your voice you can quickly find things to watch and play. Even use your phone and tablet to add an extra layer of control for an enhanced experience with your console games. Plus, explore the web easily with Internet Explorer for Xbox on your biggest screen. Xbox brings you great entertainment no matter where you are. Play games online with friends on your TV, tablet or phone. Even enjoy music, TV shows and movies on any of your devices2. And when you’re at home with Kinect, just say what you want to watch and Xbox finds it. Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox. With Kinect for Xbox 360, you are the controller. Enjoy HD movies, TV, music and sports and control it all with the sound of your voice. Or choose from tons of great Kinect games and experience the fun of getting your whole body in the action1. Games and entertainment is more amazing with Xbox. 
      
SmartGlass Windows 8 Internet Explorer 
SmartGlass Windows 8 Internet Explorer on Xbox 
Xbox SmartGlass lets you use your phone or tablet as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced game and entertainment experience2. Control and interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music, sports and games. Even start watching on your tablet and flick it to your TV to keep watching on the big-screen. With Xbox SmartGlass, your devices intelligently work together to show rich interactive activities and new content related to what you’re watching or playing on TV at the moment. The Xbox SmartGlass app will be available on Windows 8, Windows Phone, and the innovative Xbox SmartGlass technology will be available on other major platforms in the My Xbox LIVE app. Xbox is the new way to get great entertainment on Windows 8. Enjoy the latest movies, TV shows, and music on your PC or tablet. You also get access to great games for every style — from the latest hits to your favorite classics. Plus, you can use your tablet as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced experience with what you’re watching or playing2. Even start a show on your tablet and flick it to your TV. Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox. Explore the web on your TV with Internet Explorer for Xbox1. And with Kinect, use your voice to explore your favorite sites with ease on the biggest screen in the house. Even use your phone or tablet to type and control your experience. Discover the entertainment you love with Xbox. 
      
Xbox Video Xbox Music   
Xbox Video Xbox Music   
Xbox Video brings you the latest HD movies and TV shows on your TV, tablet, PC or phone. Rent or buy new blockbuster movies and classic favorites, or stay up with last night’s episodes of your favorite TV shows3. And with Xbox Video you get instant on HD to start watching right away. Plus, the video you buy can be enjoyed wherever you want. Start watching on your Xbox 360, and pick-up where you left off on your tablet. Even download it and take it with you on your Windows Phone at no extra cost. Xbox makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are. Xbox Music brings you all the music you love, every way you want it. With millions of songs to discover, stream, download and own—it’s the all-in-one music service for your tablet, PC, TV and phone4. Select an artist, and SmartDJ instantly creates a playlist tailored to you. And with Xbox Music Pass, your favorite songs follow you wherever you go, across all your devices, including unlimited downloads. Because music is more amazing when it’s all brought together for you.   
     

 


1
Xbox LIVE Gold membership, fees and/or requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. Not all Xbox LIVE content is Kinect enabled. Games, add-ons and media content sold separately. Internet Explorer on Xbox coming Holiday 2012. See xbox.com/live.
2 Coming Holiday 2012. Compatible devices required. Broadband internet, additional fees and/or requirements apply for some Xbox LIVE features. Not all features and content on Xbox LIVE is Kinect voice and gesture enabled. Second screen control requires compatible devices enabled with Xbox SmartGlass and is only available with select Xbox LIVE content. See xbox.com/live.
3 Coming Holiday 2012. Broadband internet and compatible devices required. To watch on Windows Phone, sync content from compatible PC. See xbox.com/live.
4Coming Holiday 2012. Compatible devices and internet required; carrier fees apply. On TV, Xbox Music Pass allows for streaming only and requires an Xbox 360 console and Xbox LIVE Gold subscription (both sold separately). Limited hours of free streaming after 6 months; unlimited with paid subscription. Available Xbox Music features and content may vary over time. See xbox.com/music.



Get an Xbox gift card for games and entertainment on Xbox One, Xbox 360, other select Microsoft online stores, and Windows Phone 8. Buy the latest games, map packs, music, movies, TV shows and more.* And on Xbox One, buy and download full blockbuster games the day they hit retail shelves. Great as a gift, allowance, or credit card alternative.

* Music: Only for purchase of individual tracks & music pass on Windows 8.1; or music pass on Xbox One (Xbox Live Gold required). Coming holiday 2013

Specifications
Gift card valid for eligible purchases (exclusions apply) made directly at select Xbox and Microsoft online stores. Microsoft account required. Subject to full terms and conditions and country restrictions at www.microsoft.com/en-US/giftcard.

Xbox Live Code Redemption
To redeem Xbox Gift Card code:
Redeem this card in your U.S. Microsoft account. Simply login to your account and enter your 25-digit card number.

To create a new account, visit https://commerce.microsoft.com. You must be 13+. The full card value will be applied to your Microsoft account and may be used for eligible purchases (exclusions apply) made directly at Xbox Games, Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Windows Phone stores and other select Microsoft online marketplaces in the U.S. Balance restrictions may apply. Eligible purchases and prices may vary by region, device, and over time.

NO EXPIRATION DATE OR SERVICE FEES.



The currency in your Microsoft account can’t be used to buy an Xbox Live Gold membership at this time.

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