Kinect is about to be a coach potatoes dream. Check out the press release after the jump.
â€œA revolution is happening in the living room,â€ Microsoft proclaimed late Sunday as it unveiled a new update to its Xbox 360 software that enables Kinect-based voice controls for a variety of multimedia content. Repeatedly emphasizing voice controls as rumors of a Siri-enabled HDTV product from Apple that may launch this summer heat up, Microsoft announced a new wave of content set to hit its Xbox platform on Tuesday. A variety of on-demand services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and EPIX arrive on Xbox on December 6th, and nearly 30 more content sources including Verizon FiOS TV and Vudu will arrive later this month. â€A new era in entertainment begins where all your entertainment is together in one place â€” your games, movies, TV shows, music and sports,â€ said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft, in a statement. â€œWith this update, Xbox 360 system owners will experience Kinect voice control integrated with Bing search, making your TV and entertainment experiences more social and personal than ever.â€ Microsoftâ€™s full press release follows below, preceded by an infographic outlining the evolution of TV and entertainment.
Full press release here.