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Instead of debuting new video gaming hardware at this year’s E3 expo Microsoft wants you to ditch some of your old. KTRK reports - the Xbox 360 is now slated to feature live television as a part of its 2011 makeover.

“The all new xXbox features live TV, new games and features that partner with YouTube and Bing. No word on what TV networks might be partnering with Microsoft on the new console. Executives say they hope to make xbox live a huAb for all Types of entertainment.”

According to a writer for CrunchGear.com,
this is all part of an effort to  both increase and streamline services. He writes, the new features make navigating these new services easier -- all you have to do is ask.

“Microsoft has improved the Xbox UI by adding detailed voice and gesture controls and essentially removing the ‘leaves’ or cards from the old UI. All you have to say is ‘Xbox home’ or ‘Xbox Bing’ and it brings up the correct page.”

The company has especially big goals when it comes to television. These new features are all an effort to make -- you -- your own remote.  Xbox Live Vice President Marc Whitten tells CNN Tech...

“In a video demo, a couple used voice controls to surf the channels -- eventually landing on ABC’s Castle. This is our vision for the future of television...effortless...affordable.”

Ok-- it all sounds very “high-tech”, but what does it all mean? A writer for Time’s Techland writes, Microsoft needs to give out more details.

“It all sounds lovely, no? And it might be. But what we don’t know, is what sort of ‘news,’ ‘sports,’ and ‘favorite local channels’ they’re talking about. Also: whether they'll be offered buffet style or a la carte?”

The new update will be applied to Xbox users this fall.

 

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Microsoft Announces Live TV for Xbox 360

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Microsoft Announces Live TV for Xbox 360

(image source: Ars Technica)
 

BY GARY COTTON

ANCHOR JIM FLINK

You're watching multisource business news analysis from Newsy

 

Instead of debuting new video gaming hardware at this year’s E3 expo Microsoft wants you to ditch some of your old. KTRK reports - the Xbox 360 is now slated to feature live television as a part of its 2011 makeover.

“The all new xXbox features live TV, new games and features that partner with YouTube and Bing. No word on what TV networks might be partnering with Microsoft on the new console. Executives say they hope to make xbox live a huAb for all Types of entertainment.”

According to a writer for CrunchGear.com,
this is all part of an effort to  both increase and streamline services. He writes, the new features make navigating these new services easier -- all you have to do is ask.

“Microsoft has improved the Xbox UI by adding detailed voice and gesture controls and essentially removing the ‘leaves’ or cards from the old UI. All you have to say is ‘Xbox home’ or ‘Xbox Bing’ and it brings up the correct page.”

The company has especially big goals when it comes to television. These new features are all an effort to make -- you -- your own remote.  Xbox Live Vice President Marc Whitten tells CNN Tech...

“In a video demo, a couple used voice controls to surf the channels -- eventually landing on ABC’s Castle. This is our vision for the future of television...effortless...affordable.”

Ok-- it all sounds very “high-tech”, but what does it all mean? A writer for Time’s Techland writes, Microsoft needs to give out more details.

“It all sounds lovely, no? And it might be. But what we don’t know, is what sort of ‘news,’ ‘sports,’ and ‘favorite local channels’ they’re talking about. Also: whether they'll be offered buffet style or a la carte?”

The new update will be applied to Xbox users this fall.

 

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