XBOX Live Entertainment just got Awesome

Posted by danblog on December 9, 2011 in Cool Tech, Microsoft, Windows Phone, XBOX 360 |

On 6th December, Microsoft announced the new XBOX 360 Dashboard launched and brought with a whole new host of improvements and entertainment features to make the XBOX 360 a far more varied and rounded entertainment console. XBOX isn’t just for geeky gamers any more.

Companion App:

One of the biggest talking points of the announcements is the release of the Windows Phone Companion App which enables full control of your XBOX entertainment experience.

The app includes full Search powered by Bing; enabling you to search the unified XBOX catalog for movies, TV shows, music, games and apps all from the Windows Phone.

But of course, just search is boring you can also fully control your XBOX console using the app. With the ability to launch movies, TV shows, music and games straight from the palm of your hand and then control them.

Additionally the app can act as a “second screen” with details about the media you’re watching and enabling you to be interact with friends using the many social tools.

Better yet, you don’t even have to be at home. You can purchase games, TV shows and movies on the go and they’ll download straight to you console ready for when you get home!


The Future of TV:

XBOX is working with a huge variety of media partners including Sky TV, 4oD, LoveFilm, YouTube, Last.FM, Facebook and many more to bring a much wider selection of entertainment options to your screen and making the XBOX a fully featured home entertainment system, and there’s so much more to come.

You can checkout more about the new offerings

I am one of the lucky few who’s been selected as an XBOX Live Ambassador and over the next few weeks I’ll be delving into many of the new entertainment features in detail and providing you with an in-depth look at the new entertainment features available now, so watch this space and of course comment and tweet @dansgalaxy with what you think of the new entertainment features!

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