From the beginning, our vision for Xbox One has included offering gamers the ability to play the best games and seamlessly switch to the apps, movies and TV shows they love. As the year comes to a close, we’re excited to continue that vision with the addition of a new group of apps on Xbox One including Pandora, Vevo, Bravo and more.What do you think of Pandora's move. Do you really need a music app on a gaming console? Tell us in the comments below! Read More about the new apps at the official blog post here.
Its raining apps for the entertainment lovers who won the Xbox one. After the release of Showtime Anytime last week, the digital radio service Pandora has finally shown some love to gamers, with the launch of a new application for the Xbox One. The new app works with Kinect gestures and voice commands and utilizes the Xbox One Snap feature so you can listen to Pandora while playing a game. Well, I am not quite sure if I had like to hear Taylor Swift breaking up with someone again while I frag some enemies in Call of Duty, but this is an interesting addition nonetheless. The app also has a mini-player for quick access to playback controls and you can see which stations you’ve listened to recently and how much time you’ve spent listening to stations. Pandora for Xbox One is available to Xbox Live members in the United States. Pandora says 76 percent of its male listeners are between the ages of 13 and 34, which happens to coincide nicely with gamers, so Pandora for Xbox One is a good fit. In addition to the Pandora app, Xbox One owners are also getting new apps for Bravo, Telemundo, and Popcornflix. And Pandora isn’t the only music service coming to the console today, either. Streaming music video service Vevo also announced a new native Xbox One app. In a blog post, Vevo disclosed that last month it saw users spending 87 minutes using the service from its TV apps, which sort of reaffirms Pandora’s new stance on catering to game consoles and connected TV.