The Halo Channel makes its Windows 8.1 app debut today

Just a few days after the launch of The Halo Channel app for the Xbox One, Microsoft has now released a version of the app for Windows 8.1 PC owners, allowing them to go deep into the fictional sci-fi game universe that's the cornerstone of Microsoft's gaming division.

Users will be able to find out a ton about the Halo backstory, along with all the games in the series. It also contains acceess to live action features, including the new multi-part Halo: Nightfall. Here's a quick look at its features:

  • Live and Timely Content – Original programming and entertainment, timely Halo news and live events, eSports, and Twitch integration will keep content fresh and relevant.
  • Interactive and Sharable – Interact with a personalized viewing experience, social sharing, and a best-in-class video platform.
  • Rewarding – Unlock exclusive in-game content for upcoming Halo titles by watching original Halo programming and entertainment, participating in interactive polls or trying your hand at trivia.
  • Multiplatform Access - Sync Windows 8.1 devices to your Xbox One, and use it as a controller or a second screen. Begin your viewing experience on one screen and seamlessly continue it on another.

Halo Channel

The app is being launched as a companion of sorts to the new Xbox One game Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Let us know how you feel about both the game and the app in the comments.

John Callaham
  • Awesome!
  • Store link goes to the eBay app....
  • Yeah same here lol
  • why not universal?
  • It may very well be, they may just not have finished the Phone UI yet.
  • Yeah, really hoping it comes to Windows Phone.
  • I was wondering that no version for ARM tablets either.
  • Same its a shame they didn't go with xbv for nightfall
  • The synchronisation and continuous experience features sound interesting!
  • yassssssssssss awesome hope it works well enough
  • btw wrong store link    
  • sorry about that. fixed
  • Was that the big MS announcement for today? Couldn't be just that mid range phone deal right? Who knows, maybe I got my days mixed up.
  • I barely found it in the windows store. Microsoft needs to filter out all the crappy third party apps
  • I searched Halo and it was the second app after Spartan Assault. Not sure how you were going about finding it.
  • Feels like old times and the app is very handy
  • Today? Not so. It was in the app store at least as far back as yesterday because that's when I got it :)
  • I should get around to watching nightfall now that I've got it. Won't be playing the games until my mate comes round (well maybe some multiplayer)
  • x86, x64 only it seems so no RT :/
  • Ya, I'm upset too.
  • I got the app yesterday around 6pm, but its alright. App is eh because I can't watch Halo: Nightfall without Halo:MCC
  • I do own it. After signing in to my account it still wouldn't let me watch the nightfall series.
  • I hope. Halo will be on PC T.T
  • why?
  • PC people are the power hungry players. They want Halo 4 to push it to 4320p and 120 fps with the latest GTX 980, 4k displays, 16/32 gigs of ram, Overclocked top of the line i7 CPU. Etc~
  • That's why we choose PC as our gaming platform
  • Interestingly, that's exactly why I don't choose PC as my gaming platform.
  • WP version?
  • Can y'all look into why there's no ARM version. I bought my Surface 2 for media consumption and this is very much media consumption. I hope this isn't a sign that Microsoft is giving up on RT users
  • Odd I downloaded it yesterday.
  • Why on Earth is this not compatible with RT.. I swear, Microsoft should just drop RT entirely if this is going to be the case..
  • shame theres no support for the surface rt tablets
  • Stinks... I bought the MCC digital version, and when i try to watch nightfall, it says "Buy Halo" instead of play... This app is damn buggy on both the XB1 and my SP2...