June 16, 2011
You'll be able to simply say a movie or TV show you want to watch, a song you want to hear, or a game you want to play, and Bing for Xbox will find it for you across different content providers like Hulu, Netflix, and Zune, bringing you all the results in one place; today you'd have to search each of the apps separately. (Of course, if you don't have a Kinect, you can type it out.) So, you just say "Xbox, Bing Batman" to find games, movies, TV shows, and music related to Batman.
Here's a sample of what the search results page might look like if you said, "Xbox, Bing X-Men".
Here's the video of Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten describing the functionality. I love all of the Bing logos everywhere!
If you have an Xbox at home today and log into Xbox Live, you may see an ad describing this upcoming service too. I was pleasantly surprised to see this.
If you select the panel, you get a little more info:
You can then click to see a video of the the feature in action. (I'll see if I can find and post a copy of that video).
I'm proud of the work we've done to get this far and looking forward to getting it out. It was exciting to do the announcement and finally be able to talk about our work a little more publicly!Posted by Tony at June 16, 2011 12:28 AM | TrackBack