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Posted by GG Goblin On December - 5 - 2011

Microsoft have announced that a new dashboard update for Xbox360 will be rolling out tomorrow, bringing with it all manner of goodies including voice controlled entertainment apps.

The update will include voice search using Kinect and Bing allowing people to use their voice as the remote control to enjoy games, music, movies and TV shows. But perhaps the most interesting addition in this update, and in the near future, are the various partners that will be offering their services over Xbox Live. The full listing and schedule for these services is as follows:

Dec. 6:

- EPIX. United States

- ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States

- Hulu. Japan

- Hulu Plus. United States

- LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom

- Netflix. Canada, United States

- Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy

- Sky Go (SkyDE). Austria, Germany

- Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain

- TODAY (MSNBC). United States

Later in December:

- 4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom

- ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia

- AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush)

- Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada

- blinkbox (blinkbox). United Kingdom

- Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States

- Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally

- Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom

- DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain

- GolTV (Mediapro). Spain

- iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States

- Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany

- MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom

- MSNBC.com. United States

- MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

- ninemsn. Australia

- Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada

- Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada

- SBS ON DEMAND. Australia

- TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States

- TVE (RTVE.es). Spain

- UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States

- Verizon FiOS TV. United States

- VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States

- Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States

- YouTube. Available in 24 countries globally

Early 2012:

- Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain

- BBC (BBC). United Kingdom

- CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States

- HBO GO (HBO). United States

- MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

- Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom

- Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United States

Whilst the offering for here in the UK is somewhat sparse from the initial update, with only LOVEFiLM being offered as something new, there are a fair few other services coming later in December and early 2012. The ability to have all of this content in one place, and control it with only your voice, will help Xbox360 become the “one-stop entertainment shop” in living rooms around the world.


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