Foxtel Scores Voice And Gesture Control On Xbox
Instead of flipping couch cushions in search of the remote control, users can pause, play, fast forward and stop Foxtel broadcasts by simply speaking. Additionally, users can navigate the menu in the same fashion, but they will need Microsoft’s Kinect motion camera to take advantage of this feature.
Jim Rudder, Foxtel Executive Director of Product said, “Foxtel on Xbox 360 has a fantastic new look which works seamlessly with Kinect for Xbox 360. We’re excited to offer this new Foxtel experience combining voice and gesture technology with our latest user-interface to find and watch TV shows and movies exclusive to Foxtel.”
Kimberley Francis, Head of Xbox, Microsoft, Australia said: “By making technology invisible we make it even easier for people to interact with their entertainmentâ€¦It won’t matter if you lose the remote control or run out of batteries because you won’t need them.”
Xbox 360 consoles will automatically be updated by May 16th. Users will have to accept the updates and sign back in to their account for it to take effect.
The month-to-month subscription service offers 30 Foxtel channels, six BigPond TV channels, catch up TV and a vast library of On-Demand movies and TV episodes.