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Xbox Live getting live TV, YouTube, and voice search this fall

During today’s press conference, Microsoft announced a ton of new things that have little to do with games but are pretty exciting nonetheless. The new interface not only adds features that will simplify the way you use it, but way more media options. It adds searching functionality, YouTube and live TV channels, a first for an American game service.

We’re not sure if the YouTube service will be fully featured, and PS3 owners have had access to it for years, but MS will surely have their own approach. Meanwhile, the process of looking for content has been streamlined with a new functionality built around MS’s Bing service, though we only saw it used in conjunction with voice interface, though hopefully that isn’t exclusive. And lastly Microsoft is making deals with networks and pay stations to broadcast their content through the service. The update is planned to go live this fall.

Jun 6, 2011

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7 comments

  • LTS - June 6, 2011 7:50 p.m.

    voice recognition? Why? To do a voice search for something takes like 2 minutes to get it right when it takes 2 seconds to type said thing out.
  • PolarBearsInHeat - June 6, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    Well, wonderful, more stuff for Canadians not to get access to. I'm starting to think we got ripped off with just this superior healthcare.
  • Spybreak8 - June 6, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    My fav part was when they were like now you don't have to use our menus. Gawd, your menus suck! lol no no but it took too long to find just one game through the digital muck for sure. It's exciting to see LiveTv finally but yeah my ISP will cap my white ass if I even use 10% of it.
  • ManPuddin - June 6, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Cool! I hope the US & UK enjoy this addition. Honestly can't see Canada getting a damn thing as usual, especially with Netflix's gimped library being any indication.
  • alphaman - June 6, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    And guys not able to cheer properly after a victory, giving each other a stupid handshake as a joke. FUNNY
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - June 6, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    PARTNERSHIPS AND FISTBUMPS. GROUNDBREAKING
  • alphaman - June 6, 2011 6 p.m.

    Bing search was also only through the various media platforms... so essentially the same as going to the list and finding the game. EXCITING

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