Xbox 360 puts TV first

5 December, 2011 - 7:43 pm by

Today watching TV has been made easier by an announcement from one of the largest technology companies in the world. Using a combination of home console and new, motion and voice controlled systems, the Xbox 360 in line with Kinect will be able to experience TV in a new, more interactive way.

With no remotes or buttons, the Kinect will provide a new social network mixed with, what Microsoft are calling the most interactive TV service in the world. With nearly 40 leading TV and entertainment providers across the world, which include, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, YouTube, MSN and Muzu.tv.

The revised dashboard will be making it’s way across the world to Xbox LIVE members effective tomorrow and will hit over 35 million homes across the world. Below are some of the services soon to be provided:

· ABC iView – Australia
· AlloCiné – France, Germany, Spain, U.K.
· Antena 3 – Spain
· Astral Media’s Disney XD – Canada
· AT&T** – U.S.
· BBC – U.K.
· blinkbox – U.K.
· Bravo – U.S.
· BSkyB** – U.K.
· Canal+* – France, Spain
· Channel 4 – U.K.
· Channel 5 – U.K.
· CinemaNow (Best Buy) – U.S.
· Comcast – U.S.
· Crackle – Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S.
· Dailymotion – Available in 32 markets
· EPIX – U.S.
· ESPN** – U.S.
· Facebook** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets
· FOXTEL** – Australia
· GolTV – Spain
· HBO GO – U.S.
· Hulu – Japan
· Hulu +** – U.S.
· iHeartRadio (Clear Channel) – U.S.
· Last.fm** – U.K., U.S.
· LOVEFiLM – Germany, U.K.
· Manga Entertainment – U.S.
· Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment/Real Sports – Canada
· MediaSet – Italy
· MSN with MSNBC.com – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, U.K.
· MUZU.TV – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K.
· Netflix** – Canada, U.S.
· Rogers On Demand Online (RODO) – Canada
· RTVE – Spain
· SBS On Demand – Australia
· Syfy – U.S.
· Telefonica – Spain
· Televisa – Mexico
· “The Today Show” – U.S.
· TELUS** – Canada
· TMZ – U.S.
· Twitter** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets
· UFC – Canada, U.S.
· Verizon – U.S.
· VEVO – Canada, U.K., U.S.
· VimpelCom** – Russia
· Vodafone Portugal** – Portugal
· YouTube – Available in 22 markets
· ZDF – Germany
· Zune** – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., U.S.