Microsoft will roll out more than 40 new applications on Xbox Live across the world between today and spring 2013, the company announced today. New apps available today include Maxim (United States), the previously announced free-to-play karaoke game (all regions except Japan and United Arab Emirates), SkyDrive (all regions), CNET (United States and Canada), and Napster (Germany, United Kingdom).
The Maxim app for Xbox Live includes "what guys want," according to its official announcement. Content available through the app includes behind-the-scenes looks into the magazine's "sexiest photoshoots," original comedy, and sports-related video.
The karaoke app features a library of more than 8,000 songs spanning numerous genres, including pop, rock, country, hip-hop, and others. Songs will be available by streaming, with no download required. Though the app is free to download, players will need to redeem Microsoft points for full access to the song library in blocks of 2-, 6-, or 24-hour periods. Microsoft did not announce what it plans to charge for these increments.
The CNET app for Xbox Live includes the site's product reviews, technology shows, and event coverage. CNET and GameSpot are sister sites, both owned by CBS Interactive.
Lastly, the Napster app allows subscribers to access millions of songs, while the SkyDrive app lets users view their saved content like photos and video through the Xbox 360.
The full list of new applications headed to Xbox Live, along with region-specific availability information, is below.
1. All3M (United Kingdom, United States)
2. Ameba TV (Canada, United States)
3. ARTE (Germany, France)
4. Azteca (Mexico)
5. Canalplay Infinity (France)
6. CBC's Hockey Night (Canada)
7. CrunchyRoll (Majority of Live Regions)
8. Deezer (Majority of Live Regions)
9. Eredivisie Live (Netherlands)
10. Fightbox (Austria, Germany, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom)
11. Flixster (United States)
12. GameTrailers (Australia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States)
13. Globosat Muu (Brazil)
14. Gulli Replay (France)
15. HBO Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
16. IndieFlix (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)
17. Livesport.tv (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom)
18. Machinima (Majority of Live Regions)
19. Maxim (United States)
20. MTV (United States)
21. MyTF1 (France)
22. MyTF1VOD (France)
23. Napster (Germany, United Kingdom)
24. Pathe Thuis (Netherlands)
25. PBS (United States)
26. PopcornFlix (United States)
27. Rai TV (Italy)
28. Sainsbury (United Kingdom)
29. Saraiva (Brazil)
30. SBS (Netherlands)
31. SF Anytime (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
32. Slacker Radio (Canada, United States)
33. SPORT1 (Austria, Germany)
34. The CW Network (United States)
35. Televisa (Mexico)
36. TV3 (Spain)
37. Viaplay (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
38. Vidéo à la Demande d'Orange (France)
39. Vimeo (United States)
40. VIVO Play (Brazil)
41. Watchever (Austria, Germany)
42. Zattoo (Germany)
43. Ziggo (Netherlands)