ABC News has launched on the Xbox One, becoming the first U.S. news app to take residence on the gaming console.
The launch is tied to ABC’s coverage of the 87th Academy Awards that will air live on Sunday night. During Oscars weekend, the app will feature clips as well as live streams from ABC’s coverage leading up to the main event, including interviews with nominees and segments on Oscars fashion, trends and history.
Launch partners include ABC’s owned TV stations and fellow Disney-backed companies Marvel Entertainment and Fusion.
Users can access up to five simultaneous live streams, including the ABC News 24/7 digital channel. The interface will be refreshed for morning, evening and weekend editions, which will feature specific content tailored to each daypart.
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