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Xbox Fitness is being cancelled


You better get pumped quick, because Microsoft is canning Xbox Fitness.

All premium content has already been removed, although perhaps the most worrying thing is that Microsoft says all previously purchased content will become inaccessible.

"Since November 2013, Xbox Fitness has allowed you to experience the world’s best workouts with famous trainers, right in the comfort of your own home," Microsoft's Erica Bell said via Microsoft Studios website.


"As a service, Xbox Fitness has continually evolved since it launched on Xbox One, with new content and ongoing updates. Given the service relies on providing you with new and exciting content regularly, Microsoft has given much consideration to the reality updating the service regularly in order to sustain it. Therefore, the decision has been made to scale back our support for Xbox Fitness over the next year, and we want to provide our users with a timeline of the changes you will see."

- Beginning June 27, 2016, Xbox Fitness content will no longer be available for purchase. For existing users of Xbox Fitness, the content you’ve purchased will be available to play for a year, through June 30, 2017.
- On December 15, 2016, we will be removing our “Free with Gold” offer. Until then, Gold members will still be able to access and play the over 30+ workouts available for streaming as a part of this offer for free.
- On July 1, 2017, Xbox Fitness (and all associated content) will no longer be available for download/play. This includes content you’ve purchased. At that time, Xbox Fitness will no longer be available for download from Xbox Marketplace and content will not be available for play from the Xbox Marketplace nor within the game. Xbox Fitness users will no longer be able access Xbox Fitness and the associated workouts/programs.


Microsoft's has not mentioned if those who have previously purchased content will get a refund.

Edited On 28 Jun, 2016

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superniceguy 5 months ago
This is not good, current gen services ceasing before last gen services. People have paid hundreds of pounds on this. I have not bought this but with Fable Legends and Project Sparrk closing, makes you wary of purchasing much stuff for Xbox One - anything that does not work out for Microsoft they will shut down. They are totally abandoning the Kinect, which is not right, after the way they pushed it. The new S (and probably Scorpion) does not have sockets for the Kinect, and you have to buy an adapter for it, if you still want to use it.
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Jason 5 months ago
Glad to see them ditching rubbish like fitness and kinect and instead focusing on new super consoles and games. You can still use your kinect so there is no issue at all plus with voice commands being workable through any headset its kind of redundant as it had no games anyway. A smart company learns from its mistakes acknowledges them and changes direction...well done MS I dont think many if any will miss MS Fitness hence why its closing
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superniceguy 5 months ago
Microsoft has been good at not shutting things down, with Xbox 360 services still going, and their future vision from E3 is future proof with no one gets left behind and all games on Xbox ONE will work on all consoles. I don't think anyone paid money for Fable Legends, Projec Sparrk can still be played offline when it closes, but this can not, and now loses faith in MS and contradicts their future vision. I hope that MS will either enable it be used offline which it should be or offer compensation, if not then I will be relunctant to buy more TV shows or movies, or anything digitally. If Windows 10 gaming does not take off then they could end up shutting down those games in a few years, GFWL did not go far, or could be vice versa if people rather play on Windows 10 instead of Xbox ONE.

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