Xbox Series X/Series S — Here Are All the Streaming Media Apps Coming at Launch
Apple TV+, Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and more will be coming to both the Xbox Series X and Series S when the systems launch next week.
With only a week left until the launch of the next-generation consoles, more anticipation is building as new console owners look forward to the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X/Series S. Naturally, alongside the games that are confirmed to be coming to both platforms, the systems will also be capable of other features like media playback and streaming, with Microsoft confirming which apps you’ll be able to use on the Xbox platforms at launch.
Your favorite shows and movies are jumping into the next-gen, too.
On November 10, the Apple TV app and all your other favorite streaming apps will be available on Xbox Series X|S.
— Xbox (@Xbox) November 2, 2020
Microsoft has provided additional details on the streaming media apps that are confirmed to be coming to the Xbox Series X and Series S at launch next week, which includes most of the apps that are currently available on Xbox One. That includes some of the obvious choices like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu, alongside more recent streaming services that launched this year like HBO Max and NBC’s Peacock.
You can check out the list of confirmed media apps for the Xbox Series X/Series S launch below:
- HBO Max
- Amazon Prime
- Apple TV
- NBC Peacock
- Sky Go
- NOW TV
- Sky Ticket
Alongside these apps, Microsoft also confirmed that Apple TV+ will be available on Series X/Series S and Xbox One on November 10, which will bring Apple’s streaming service to the Xbox consoles for the first time. The Apple streaming platform first launched last year and features a variety of original TV series and films such as Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, See, Dickinson, Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, and more.
For the most part, the vast majority of popular streaming services will seemingly be available for the launch of both the Series X and Series S next week, but Microsoft also confirmed that a few of them will provide some enhanced features. Specifically, Microsoft detailed that some apps will support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos such as Netflix, Vudu, and Disney+ for enhanced audio and surround sound features.
The Xbox Series X and Series S will both launch worldwide on November 10, 2020.