If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Xbox Live TV streaming coming soon?

Codename Orapa project outed.

TV streaming is in the works for Xbox Live and could launch later this year, according to new reports.

According to ZDNet sources, the forthcoming service, which is codenamed Orapa, will be a combination of Xbox Live and Microsoft's Mediaroom desktop TV set-up.

Xbox Live social features, avatars, Kinect controls and as yet unannounced music services will all be incorporated.

A Winter 2011 launch is mooted, with a test preview build due to be ready this month.

This isn't the first we've heard of an Xbox 360 TV service. In November, reports claimed that Microsoft had been holding talks with various media organisations to license TV networks for a new on-console project.

Then last month US chat-show giant Conan O'Brien was reportedly also approached by Microsoft but turned down the deal because there were too many unknowns.

We've asked Microsoft for comment and will update if they choose to respond.

Topics in this article

Follow topics and we'll email you when we publish something new about them.  Manage your notification settings.

About the Author
Fred Dutton avatar

Fred Dutton


Fred Dutton was Eurogamer's US news editor, based in Washington DC.

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch