Xbox SmartGlass on Windows 8

Xbox debuted its Smart Glass technology at E3 yesterday.  Check out what this means for your Xbox experience.

What is Xbox?
Xbox is the premier entertainment destination for your TV, phone, PC and tablet, and home to the biggest and best games, as well as one of the world’s largest libraries of music, movies, TV shows, videos and sports.1 With Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox transformed gaming and entertainment in the living room by unlocking a whole new way to play games and find entertainment content — no controller required. More information about Xbox can be found online at http://www.Xbox.com.

Why is Xbox the answer to my entertainment needs?
Xbox is the destination for all your favorite entertainment, to be experienced in innovative ways. Enjoy games, music, television shows, movies and more on your TV, tablet or phone.1Entertainment is more amazing with Xbox.Voice plus gesture control. Compatible with every Xbox 360 console,2 Kinect makes your body and voice the controller. Kinect creates experiences that are familiar, intuitive and tailored for each game or entertainment experience.3Voice search. With voice search powered by Bing, you have the ability to find the games and entertainment content you want on your Xbox 360, regardless of where it resides on the service.3

Later this year, Kinect voice control and search will become available to an additional 12 countries and six languages, for a total of 15 countries and seven languages, with full voice control and search support. In addition, in some countries and languages, you will be able to search for content genres such as comedy, drama and action, and also will be able to use your voice to search user-generated content on YouTube.

– Supported languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish
– Supported countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, U.S. and U.K.Entertainment apps. With an ever-expanding catalog of TV, music, movies and sports apps from world-leading TV and entertainment providers, Xbox continues to deliver all of the content you care about in unique ways.

Xbox delivers a deep selection of global and local providers of live streaming and video-on-demand TV and movie programming through a combination of its Xbox Video service and industry-leading partners.3

Sports apps. Xbox continues to transform sports entertainment by delivering even more content through new partnerships. 2012 will bring NBA Game Time with NBA.com League Pass Broadband (U.S.) and NBA League Pass (outside of the U.S.), NHL GameCenter LIVETM and all of the ESPN networks through WatchESPN – including ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3 and ESPN U – live on Xbox 360, including “SportsCenter,” “SportsNation” and “The Mike and Mike Show.”3

Fitness. Kinect offers a wide array of active games and fitness experiences to get the whole family off the couch and breaking a sweat — no controller required. This holiday, get fit and become a better athlete with “Nike+ Kinect Training,” a personalized home training program built from the ground up with athletic expertise and inspiration from Nike and powerful technology from Kinect. Through the magic of Kinect, Nike’s personal trainers can see how your body moves, assess your physical strength and athleticism, and create a personalized workout plan to help you achieve your personal best. Whether you are a professional athlete, an everyday athlete or just getting started, “Nike+ Kinect Training” will help you become fitter, faster and stronger.

Xbox Music. Xbox Music is a one-stop, end-to-end music solution that will give you access to your music collection from any screen, combined with unique social features. Xbox Music includes a music store for song downloads, music subscription offering, artist-based radio and a great cross-screen client for your personal music collections.4

2-way TV experiences. The magic comes to life in September with the launch of “Kinect Sesame Street TV” and “Kinect Nat Geo TV,” interactive TV programs where your actions impact the adventure — creating endless new ways to play and learn. With all-new 2-way TV experiences from Kinect for Xbox 360, kids become part of their favorite shows, making laughter and learning more interactive than ever before. Xbox delivers innovation that is capturing the imagination of the world’s greatest creators in TV content, including Sesame Workshop and National Geographic.

Multiplayer gaming. Playthe best selection of downloadable blockbuster games and full versions of Xbox 360 titles, including Kinect games available digitally with Games on Demand. Xbox brings a new wave of fun straight to your living room.5
  • Xbox LIVE Arcade. Your one-stop shop for fresh downloadable games. With free trial downloads for every game and hundreds of titles to choose from, including Kinect titles, this Xbox game store is the premier destination for quality downloadable games at a great value.
  • Game Add-ons. Extend the life of your favorite games, from new episodes of blockbuster titles to new levels and maps for Xbox 360 exclusives.

Xbox SmartGlass. Later this year, the power of companion scenarios comes to life in new ways with Xbox SmartGlass. Use your Windows 8-based devices as a second screen with your Xbox 360 for an enhanced game and entertainment experience. Control and interact with your favorite TV shows, movies, music and games by simple flicks, gestures, and pinch and zoom. Start watching on one of your devices and flick it to your TV to keep watching on the big screen. Xbox SmartGlass helps you easily discover more things to do by showing new activities related to what you’re already watching or playing on TV. And now play Xbox 360 games in a new way when you add a phone or tablet as a screen just for you. Xbox SmartGlass will be available on Windows 8-based PCs and devices, as well as other platforms.6

Internet Explorer for Xbox. Explore the Web on your TV in an amazing way with Kinect and Internet Explorer for Xbox. Use your voice to explore your favorite sites with ease on the biggest screen in the house. Even use your phone or tablet to type and control your experience. Internet Explorer for Xbox will launch later this year in all markets that have Xbox LIVE.5

Xbox on Windows. Xbox becomes the premium entertainment experience on Windows 8 when it launches later this year, giving you anywhere access to the games and entertainment you love with four unique metro-style apps:1 Games, Music, Video and Xbox SmartGlass. These experiences will help you find and play the best content and discover what your friends are doing.

Family Settings. Xbox offers some of the most advanced Family Settings in the entertainment industry. Our Family Settings enable parents and caregivers to choose the right play and viewing settings for their families, so that their kids only see content that is appropriate for their age. In addition, Family Settings allow everyone to configure their account settings to customize what information is shared and the level of online communication with others, as well as allow parents to manage these settings for their children’s accounts.

Subscriptions. Xbox offers multiple options for unlocking your entertainment. With the online entertainment service for Xbox 360 consoles, you can connect for free to rent and buy high-definition movies or download Xbox 360 games. Upgrading to a Gold subscription, starting at $5 per month, allows you to play games with friends wherever they are, including Kinect titles. Plus, Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers can access the online content they want including games, music, movies, TV shows and sports, and with Kinect, they can find it easily with voice search, powered by Bing. The Gold Family Pack, starting at $8.33 per month, offers up to four 12-month Gold subscriptions for less than the price of two. Perfect for families, this pack offers access to additional conveniences and services including the new Family Center for easier family management, activity monitoring reports on http://www.Xbox.com, the ability to purchase and gift Microsoft Points to other Gold Family Pack subscribers, and exclusive discounts on family-friendly content. For more information, please click here.

Advertisements

Have something Fly to say? Leave a comment!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: