Ahh, what a better place to launch an anime app than that true bastion of Japanese content, the Microsoft XBox?
Earlier today, HIDIVE announced that they launched a streaming app on the XBox One. The app is available to all XBox One owners via the Microsoft Store.
As of press time, the app is also available on Android, the Chromecast, and the Amazon Fire TV. A Roku app is tentatively slated for 2018.
HIDIVE President John Ledford commented on the news, stating “HIDIVE’s newest expansion into the Xbox One ecosystem marks another important benchmark as we continue to increase accessibility to the HIDIVE service […] This latest launch demonstrates our commitment to captivate and empower subscribers with an abundance of options to enjoy exciting entertainment content on the devices they request most.”
HIDIVE originally launched in June 2017 as a beta. On June 21, a day after launch, the service announced that they acquired The Anime Network’s online assets.
On March 23, HIDIVE launched its “Dubcast” line of dubbed simulcasts, which sees HIDIVE streaming English-dubbed versions of shows within two weeks of their Japanese airing. The platform officially exited beta on April 9, launching as a full-fledged digital platform.
Source: HIDIVE (Press Release)