Microsoft launches new video services on Xbox Live

Monday 5 December 2011 | 10:26 CET | News
Microsoft announced new services to bring TV and films to its Xbox 360 gaming console. In a free upgrade rolling out this week to the around 57 million Xbox users, the company is adding the new Bing on Xbox search function, which uses the Kinect device to support voice-activated search on the Xbox content services. The upgrade allows users to use their voices to search for games, movies, TV shows and music available on the Xbox Live services. Voice search will initially be available in English in the US, Canada and the UK for Microsoft's own content services Zune video and Xbox Live

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