Xbox One owners can now experience the pop-culture phenomenon that is the Sharknado series in the Syfy Now app that is now available on the console, Syfy and parent company NBCUniversal announced today.
Subscribers of supported cable providers (a full list is available on the network's website) can log in to Syfy Now to watch full episodes of most Syfy shows, such as Defiance and The Wil Wheaton Project, the day after they air. Full seasons of some shows are available as well. The app also offers a selection of movies — including, for a limited time, the 2013 B-movie Sharknado and its sequel, Sharknado 2: The Second One, which debuted on Syfy last night.
NBCUniversal also released its USA Now app on Xbox One today. Similarly to Syfy Now, the app features a mix of full seasons and selections of episodes from some of the USA Network's top series. That includes current hits like Suits and Covert Affairs, as well as older shows such as Burn Notice and Psych.
"Our goal is to help our customers have more fun, and we are excited to offer them an ever-expanding range of quality gaming and entertainment experiences with partners like NBCUniversal," said Mike Nichols, corporate vice president at Xbox, in a press release today.
Syfy Now and USA Now are the first apps from NBCUniversal's "TV Everywhere" program to be available on Xbox One. Other apps slated to arrive on the console by the end of 2014 include Twitter, HBO Go and Showtime Anytime.