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Xbox Dashboard Gets Full Kinect Support on 6th December

Posted Tue, 22 Nov 2011 by James Newton

Go Gaga for the new dash

Go Gaga for the new dash

Update revealed

The current Xbox Dashboard was never really built to take full advantage of Kinect, but the next revision of the system software will support the sensor in all areas instead of just a small boxed-in hub.

The dashboard update will arrive on 6th December, granting all Xbox Live members new features such as Bing voice search and full Kinect gesture support over the entire dashboard.

Launching 6th December, Xbox LIVE Update Brings New Entertainment Experience to Console Owners

LONDON — 23rd November, 2011 — On 6th December, a brand new entertainment experience will debut on Xbox 360 through a significant Xbox LIVE service update, free to all console owners. The update will bring a newly designed user interface (dashboard), expanded voice control with Kinect, and the first group of new entertainment custom applications.

Console owners around the world will feel like they have a new Xbox. The new dashboard is built from the ground up to take full advantage of voice control. Users will be able to effortlessly navigate through their favourite entertainment on Xbox 360 using voice or gestures with Kinect for Xbox 360*.

Speaking of entertainment, starting on 6th December and continuing on an ongoing basis through early 2012, a wealth of new content will be coming to Xbox 360. New, customised applications for television, movies, internet videos, sports and music will begin rolling out from world-leading providers in more than 20 countries.

Also, brand new personal and social features including Cloud Storage for Game Saves and LIVE Profile, Beacons and Facebook Sharing will launch with the 6th December update, along with enhanced Family Settings.

From game lovers to movie buffs, music junkies and sports fans, even more of your favourite entertainment content will come together on Xbox LIVE starting 6th December.

*Kinect voice and gesture controls available with select Xbox LIVE content, and may vary by feature. Features and content vary by region. See for more information.

Tags: Xbox Live, Updates.

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