With Xbox One hitting stores tomorrow, Microsoft’s campaign to become an all-in-one home entertainment system just received two new partners: Hulu and YouTube.
YouTube announced yesterday that the Xbox One will come with a fully functional YouTube app at launch. The app will make use of Xbox’s Kinect voice and gesture controls, so expect to overhear your neighbors screaming “Xbox, take me to funny cat videos” within the week.
As the launch date for Xbox One rolled around, it was beginning to look as if both Microsoft and Sony’s game consoles would be sans YouTube initially. However, despite Google and Microsoft’s rocky relationship, it looks like Xbox One pulled it off in the last minute.
And that’s not all Microsoft is packing into the next-gen console. Today, Hulu announced an app for the Xbox One, which will come fully loaded with tray navigation, a more theater-like home screen, and an updated search experience. Additionally, the Hulu app will sport dedicated pages specifically for Hulu Originals, Game Trailers, Hulu’s Latino content section, and Hulu Kids. The Hulu Kids hub will feature new content from “Sesame Street,” “Bob the Builder,” and more.
Hulu’s giving guided tours of the new Xbox One app in a recently uploaded video, which you can check out below. The Xbox One hits shelves across the globe on November 22.