Starting from tomorrow and continuing into the early part of 2012 comes a large update to the XBox 360, not only in new services such as BBC iPlayer for UK customers but in a new user interface and menus.
The new menus are to be the METRO style like those seen on the Windows Mobile 7 phone and in the next version of the Windows Operating System in Windows 8.
“A new era in entertainment begins where all your entertainment is together in one place — your games, movies, TV shows, music and sports,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “With this update, Xbox 360 system owners will experience Kinect voice control integrated with Bing search, making your TV and entertainment experiences more social and personal than ever.”
A small snippet of what new services are to start on 6th December 2011 are:
- 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). Germany
- Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain
- TODAY (MSNBC). United States
With others to follow…
Do note that various countries have various services so not all are available in your location, so please do read the full press release below.