In a keynote titled 'Entertainment Evolved,' Microsoft sought to highlight not just video games, but the full breadth of entertainment capabilities offered by the Xbox 360 and the Microsoft Kinect. While Xbox SmartGlass will likely dominate much of the non-gaming entertainment news from the keynote, there were other announcements by Microsoft that are worth noting.
Continuing the work Microsoft has already done on integrating Bing voice search for movies and television shows, Xbox users will now be able to search by genre. New languages and region-specific content will be added to their media navigation, allowing for more people to use the Kinect-enabled voice command features.
Microsoft will be introducing more than 35 new providers to its current roster of content suppliers, including Nickelodeon and Paramount, as well as bringing NHL and NBA games to Xbox. ESPN will also be extending its presence on Xbox, giving Xbox 360 users access to 24-hour, seven-day-a-week content from ESPN 1,Read More »from Microsoft lives up to ‘Entertainment Evolved’ title with innovations to Xbox media centre