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Microsoft announced yesterday that the newest update to their game console, the Xbox 360, will include an update to Kinect integration centered around the user's digital entertainment. Microsoft states, "Xbox 360 is transforming how you enjoy TV entertainment and is giving you the power to control it with your voice."  With a Kinect unit for Xbox 360, users can now universally control every aspect of their Xbox 360 experience with their voice; Bing search integration, custom applications for on-demand TV, movies, sports and more. Not only did Microsoft update the way users interact with their Xbox 360, they also changed the user interface of the Xbox Live marketplace to a metro style, replicating the look and feel of the current Windows Phone platform. This is great because Microsoft is releasing an application that allows Windows Phone users to search for shows and control the Xbox from the phone, much like the Xfinity application for Android and iPhones.

You say it, Xbox finds it

The power of Kinect with Bing integration will allow any user to discover endless amounts of entertainment in one central location using one controller; your voice. Effective December 6th, this update will completely change the way users interact with their Xbox 360 and the way they discover digital entertainment.

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