Microsoft unveils new Xbox 360 Live App for Windows phones, to be available starting December 6

By on Dec 5, 2011 in Gaming, Internet, Software, Technology, United States Comments

Microsoft Corp. unveiled on Sunday, December 4, 2011 its new Xbox 360 Live App for Windows phones, which will be available starting Tuesday, December 6.

Xbox 360 Live dashboard
Screenshot Credit: Major Nelson

As noted by Microsoft on its official website that day, the new Xbox Companion dashboard will be featuring new custom applications from TV and entertainment content providers on Xbox Live.

“A new era in entertainment begins where all your entertainment is together in one place — your games, movies, TV shows, music and sports,” Microsoft‘s Interactive Entertainment Business president Don Mattrick was quoted on the report.

“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.” Mattrick added.

According to a Microsoft, the free app for Windows phone will lets users search the Xbox catalog of games, movies, TV shows and apps directly from their phones, which will be powered by Bing.

In addition, Xbox 360 users will also be allowed to get more details on the games, movies, and TV shows on their consoles, as well as activities of their friends online, with beacons and even those who recently played.

Below is the list of Microsoft partners in launching the new Xbox 360 Live App this coming Tuesday, December 6, taken from

* 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

Microsoft noted that the new new Xbox 360 Live App will be available in other parts of the world in the latter part of December and in early 2012.

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