Last week, Major Nelson announced 40 apps are coming to Xbox Live in the next couple of months, including many high-profile apps like CrunchyRoll, Deezer, Livesport.tv, and The CW Network.
As promised, a handful of these apps have been appearing for Xbox Live users within the past 24 hours. The most notable is Vimeo, which can be controlled by voice or hand gestures using the Kinect peripheral. You can also play videos in your queue lists continuously.
AOL On is available only to U.S users and IGN is expanding to users in Australia and New Zealand. Existing apps are also getting juicy updates. Verizon FiOS subscribers can now watch 49 more channels, including AMC HD, NFL Network, Disney HD, History Channel HD, EPIX HD, PBS Kids Sprout and more.
Other apps include:
Televisa (Launching in Mexico)
Televisa is Mexico´s leading entertainment company and its free app offers rich live and on demand content such as recaps from telenovelas, sports, news and entertainment. Watch now your favorite local TV shows.
Azteca (Launching in Mexico)
TV Azteca subscribers can now watch their favorite television shows and movies from their Xbox 360 console. TV Azteca is one of the Mexico’s largest content providers and offers programming for everyone. Watch news, sports, soap operas and more with the TV Azteca app.
Viaplay (Launching in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
The Viaplay app offers an exciting mix of television shows and on demand content spanning across movies, kids and sports. Users will be able to view a fantastic line-up of sports content including major international events as well as local television shows.
AOL On (Launching in United States)
Get the latest videos from AOL On – now on Xbox 360. AOL On makes it easy to find top new stories, the hottest in entertainment, even simple recipes with all of the best videos from Reuters, Entertainment Tonight and many more.
Vimeo (Launching in United States)
Packed with amazing ways to watch, discover, and share, the Vimeo app for Xbox 360 enables lovers of high-quality videos to stimulate their eyeballs through their console. Follow your Xbox Live friends’ activity on Vimeo, control the app via voice or gesture with Kinect, and access Vimeo on your Xbox 360.
SnagFilms (Launching in United States)
Sit back and watch acclaimed indie movies, from some of the greatest names in film — on demand, for free. SnagFilms brings you the best of its library including hundreds of films from award-winning documentaries to outstanding fiction feature films.
IGN (Expanding to Australia and New Zealand)
Game previews, reviews, guides and gameplay videos as well as ‘Instant access’ to game help walkthroughs and IGN’s extensive catalog of popular shows, including “The Daily Fix,” “Strategize,” “Weekly ‘Wood” and more.
As usual, these apps are only available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Those that don’t play online games on Xbox, you are out of luck. For those other 40 millions subscribers to Xbox Live Gold, you can now yell and punch air at your newly arrived Xbox Live apps.