Simpsons, New Girl, Almost Human head to Xbox One via FOX
It took longer than some expected, but FOX is heading to the Xbox One. FOX NOW, the official streaming service for Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), is available now to Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. at no additional cost on the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Introducing a bold new user interface designed to make watching TV easier than ever before, FOX NOW allows Xbox Live Gold members to stream full episodes of FOX’s popular series as well as special video content, directly from their Xbox One.
Launched just over one year ago, the FOX NOW suite of apps has generated more than five million downloads and is now accessible across nine digital platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows 8, Roku, Xbox 360 and Samsung Smart TV. With the addition of Xbox One, FOX NOW extends its leadership position in supporting more digital platforms than any other broadcast network streaming app – and will be launching on additional platforms over the next few months.
With FOX NOW, Xbox Live Gold members who are video customers of AT&T U-Verse, Comcast, Cablevision, DISH, Verizon FiOS or one of the many other participating providers (click here to see the full list of participating TV providers and supported devices) can use their subscriber credentials to receive free, next-day access on Xbox One to all available full episodes of FOX’s new primetime series, including BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (starring Andy Samberg), DADS (starring Seth Green), ALMOST HUMAN (starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy) and this season’s breakout newcomer, SLEEPY HOLLOW (starring Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie), as well as FOX’s new ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF late-night series AXE COP and HIGH SCHOOL USA!.
In addition, next-day full episodes of FOX’s returning hit shows, such as THE FOLLOWING, FAMILY GUY, THE SIMPSONS, NEW GIRL, THE MINDY PROJECT and BOB’S BURGERS are also available to Xbox Live Gold members with participating provider subscriptions.
Xbox One users can also enjoy hundreds of short-form videos, such as behind-the-scenes cast interviews, performances from THE X FACTOR and AMERICAN IDOL and special featurettes.
FOX NOW delivers one of the highest-quality, most user-friendly TV streaming experiences available today. Some of the features Xbox One users can enjoy while using FOX NOW include HD Streaming – Watch FOX TV shows in beautiful HD, “Pin” FOX NOW – Personalize your Xbox One Home screen by adding FOX NOW and FOX TV shows to your Xbox One Pins, Kinect Navigation – Navigate the app with voice and gestures using the new Kinect sensor, Continuous Playback – Watch one episode or clip and FOX will feed you more right after your initial video ends, App Channels – Get quick access to FOX shows directly from the Xbox One OneGuide. FOX NOW’s app channels include Latest Episodes, Popular Episodes, Featured Shows and Show Extras and Achievements and Challenges – Users can earn branded “Achievements” for completing certain activities within the FOX NOW app.
In addition, users of both Xbox One and Xbox 360 apps for FOX NOW will soon have access to live-sync content for several FOX series, via Xbox SmartGlass, providing an immersive and intelligent second-screen experience in real time with live broadcasts.