Posted on September 16, 2011, Phil Owen Xbox TV Is Coming This Year
Steve Ballmer this week reminded us all that Microsoft is still gearing up its own TV service, telling us that the thing will be ready to go by Christmas. Oops, I should have started off this post with a “Good news, everyone!” Oh well.
BAllmer thinks the thing that will
seXbox set Xbox TV apart is Kinect’s voice control, which in conjunction with Bing (why Bing is involved in this I don’t know) will make it so you can watch whatever you want simply by yelling at the TV. And, we’ll admit, that is awesome; I love yelling at my TV with Netflix, although it does tend to not be able to hear me when a video is actually playing. But that’s OK!