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HIDIVE App Launches on Microsoft’s XBox One Console

HIDIVE LogoAhh, 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)

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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