Attack of the Fanboy

Xbox 360 Fall Update Preview

by William Schwartz


Microsoft will introduce a brand new Xbox 360 Dashboard tomorrow that promises to once again revolutionize the Xbox Live experience for console owners.  A more robust set of features that utilize the Kinect motion controller, as well as a host of entertainment options will launch with the update on December 6th, 2011.

The new update may be Microsoft’s most ambitious to date, as it includes a wealth of new entertainment features that are a far cry from even the last update which introduced streaming services like ESPN and other on-demand functionalities.  The new layout which resembles what you find on the Windows mobile Operating system looks to bring the family of Microsoft hardware platforms together and an enhanced Kinect control scheme allows for the complete control of the dashboard using voice commands with the device.  The company will also introduce its Bing search engine into the Xbox 360 with Bing search allowing you to simply say what you are searching for to find any content on the Xbox 360.

On demand TV shows, movies, videos, sports, music and news will be at your fingertips as Microsoft has signed agreements with ESPN, Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, TMZ, UFC, Crackle, Verizon, and long list of companies ready to stream entertainment into the living room via the Xbox 360.

The Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update launches on December 6th, 2011.

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