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XBOX Live Entertainment: Movie Time!

Posted by danblog on December 18, 2011 in Reviews, XBOX 360 |

I have finally acquired a lovely new XBOX and have been having great fun enjoying the new XBOX Live Entertainment features which are packed into the new dashboard.

Before I jump into talking about the LOVEFiLM Movie app on the XBOX I’d like to mention some awesomeness, as an XBOX Ambassador, I have a rather discount code which will score all my readers 50% off your XBOX Gold Membership for 3 months. How to get it? Just comment on here and/or give me a follow on Twitter and send me a tweet.

A particular one that really tickles my fancy as a movie addict is LOVEFiLM which offers a great movie experience, particularly when coupled with the ridiculously cool voice control. I find myself constantly feeling like I’m in the future where I can effortlessly shout things at my XBOX and it responds accordingly.

The voice control is truly impressive, I find it just incredible that I can sit in bed and select a movie, play it and then control all aspects of movie play without even picking up a remote control. That’s just cool.

There is only one nagging point which is a little annoying with the LOVEFiLM app as well as the other apps on XBOX is that it seems search functions, such as searching for specific films on LOVEFiLM requires hand gestures or the game-pad controller to select the letters and doesn’t support voice search, this is something I am really hoping will be possible in the next upgrade and will be the cherry on top of a beautiful cake (which isn’t a lie).

I’ve already watched quite a few movies on the XBOX and had a great movie night with some friends and watched the awesome Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy which proved great fun, and voice commands quickly became a competition as to who could shout at my XBOX the loudest… Voice control is good, but it doesn’t like 5 people telling it to do things!

Overall this provides an awesome movie experience from your XBOX, with fantastic quality streaming with no buffering it’s a great addition to the XBOX.

So, what do you like about the new XBOX dashboard? Have you tried LOVEFiLM on the XBOX 360? Drop a comment below!

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