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Kinect to Replace TV Remotes?

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Microsoft continues to create more uses for their ever adaptable Kinect.  Remotes?  We don’t need no stinking remotes!  Tomorrow, December 6th, Xbox 360 is releasing a FREE dashboard update which will allow you to integrate the Kinect voice and hand gesture system to channel surfing. 

The idea behind this is that Microsoft wants to create a single entertainment system which brings gaming, TV, music, and social media using advanced voice and motion control.  This new software will create the largest interactive TV service in the world; with close to 40 leading TV and entertainment providers through Xbox LIVE.

This update will affect 35 countries to a network of 35 million Xbox LIVE members.  35 million will have access to live TV, on-demand movies, video games, and music to listen too.  Did you lose your remote?  Forget-about-it.

TV and Entertainment Providers
•         ABC iView – Australia
•         AlloCiné – France, Germany, Spain, U.K.
•         Antena 3 – Spain
•         Astral Media’s Disney XD – Canada
•         AT&T** – U.S.
•         BBC – U.K.
•         blinkbox – U.K.
•         Bravo – U.S.
•         BSkyB** – U.K.
•         Canal+* – France, Spain
•         Channel 4 – U.K.
•         Channel 5 – U.K.
•         CinemaNow (Best Buy) – U.S.
•         Comcast – U.S.
•         Crackle – Australia, Canada, U.K., U.S.
•         Dailymotion – Available in 32 markets  
•         EPIX – U.S.
•         ESPN** – U.S.
•         Facebook** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets
•         FOXTEL** – Australia
•         GolTV – Spain
•         HBO GO – U.S.
•         Hulu – Japan
•         Hulu +** – U.S.
•         iHeartRadio (Clear Channel) – U.S.
•         Last.fm**  – U.K., U.S.
•         LOVEFiLM – Germany, U.K.
•         Manga Entertainment – U.S.
•         Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment/Real Sports – Canada
•         MediaSet – Italy
•         MSN with MSNBC.com – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, U.K.   
•         MUZU.TV – France, Germany, Italy, Spain, U.K.
•         Netflix** – Canada, U.S.
•         Rogers On Demand Online (RODO) – Canada
•         RTVE – Spain
•         SBS On Demand – Australia
•         Syfy – U.S.
•         Telefonica – Spain
•         Televisa – Mexico  
•         “The Today Show” – U.S.
•         TELUS** – Canada
•         TMZ – U.S.
•         Twitter** – Available in all 35 Xbox LIVE markets
•         UFC – Canada, U.S.
•         Verizon – U.S.
•         VEVO – Canada, U.K., U.S.
•         VimpelCom** – Russia
•         Vodafone Portugal** – Portugal
•         YouTube – Available in 22 markets
•         ZDF – Germany
•         Zune** – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K., U.S.

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Andrew Clouther Human, historian, teacher, writer, reviewer, gamer, League of Pralay, Persona fanboy, and GameZone paragon - no super powers as of yet. Message me on the Twitters: @AndrewC_GZ
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