While Xbox One is positioning itself as a video game powerhouse, one can’t ignore its media capabilities. While it doesn’t have the wealth of apps that are currently available on Xbox 360, the spigot continues to drip some new experiences onto Microsoft’s latest console. Two more apps have been added to the catalog today: TuneIn Radio and PBS Kids.
TuneIn Radio is an app that I personally use on Windows Phone. It allows you to listen to the live streams of many radio stations from across the world. I use it in the office to listen to my favorite news radio station, but I can also catch what’s going on with ESPN, or hear what’s the hot pop songs in Japan. When you download the app and create an account, TuneIn saves your favorites, so you can have your own personal radio station. Those favorites will also travel with you when you use the app on Windows Phone.
The second app to be added is PBS Kids. This is a great app for families, since PBS has some great family-friendly content. One of my favorite programs, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, is part of the PBS family. Please note that due to contracts and licensing, this app is only for people living in the U.S., since it shows both clips and full episodes of PBS Kids shows.
Both apps join an already growing lineup of diverse offerings like Khan Academy, Rosetta Stone, Carbon TV, WWE Network, and others. So head over to the apps section of the Xbox One store to find and download them.