Happy Australia Day! Now that’s out of the way, let’s talk about a very interesting post on Xbox Australia’s Facebook page. The post says ‘Taking the Xbox One race car around Bathurst with the #Hottest100 on the side – now that’s an Aussie Snap! What’s your most Aussie snap combo?’ While that sounds like an awesome way to spend the day, there is one problem. That snapped TripleJ app, isn’t available in the Xbox Store.
It’s unclear if they somehow missed January 26th to launch the app, but the timing certainly would have been perfect. Triple J’s Hottest 100 has become an absolute classic with most people tuning their radio or firing up their internet streams to listen to the top 100 songs of 2014.
So people aren’t confused, the screenshot lists Hottest 100 for 2014, as the user-voted top songs come from last year, that’s how the charts are titled, with the previous year.
Many of the commenters on the post have suggested you can listen to the Hottest 100 by snapping the IE app and visiting the ABC Radio site and selecting TripleJ. This is absolutely true, but you don’t end up with anything close to the photo above. Let’s hope a TripleJ isn’t far away.
Microsoft recently announced the Xbox One will receive an upgrade to Windows 10 and will open development to 3rd parties. This means by this time next year, there certainly will be a TripleJ app, official or not.
It seems Xbox missed a chance to capitalise on Aussie gamer’s patriotism with a post on Jan 22nd containing a custom skinned Australian Xbox Controller. The response from commenters was nothing short of amazing, basically #ShutUpAndTakeMyMoney applies in the most vivid way here.
Whether you play on the Xbox or just enjoy a few drinks, or even combine the two, have an awesome Australia Day with family and friends (in real life, or online).