Game on for ABC Xbox One app

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 20 February 2015

ABC News has launched an app for the Xbox One gaming console.

Debuting as the first US news application on the gaming console, the ABC News app will offer access to multiple simultaneous streams of live video, as well as on-demand content, entertainment news, original programming and highlights from ABC News programmes.

During the upcoming Oscars weekend, the app will feature clips and live video from ABC News' extensive coverage, including interviews with nominees and segments on Oscars fashion, trends and history.

"The app for Xbox One is a major step forward in our efforts to develop new creative forms of storytelling and put ABC News everywhere people get their news and information" said ABC News VP of digital, Colby Smith. "The ability to choose from multiple live streams, especially during breaking news and special events, will provide an unparalleled viewing experience for the audience."