Xbox Companion – Media control on WP7


Microsoft announced recently a whole pack of new TV services coming to Xbox 360 by the end of the year, with delights such as BBC iplayer, Love film, 4OD, 5OD etc etc…..

This will all be controllable with your voice over Kinect.  Just make sure you don’t watch things very loudly or it more than likely won’t hear you.

Aside from all this if you are lucky (or unlucky) enough to own a windows phone 7 (WP7) then there is an app coming soon that will allow you to control the media on your Xbox.  The release date is unknown at the moment but I am sure it will tie in nicely with the update to receive these long awaited services!

I’m not sure if this is a good thing or bad thing though.  When you go to the cinema you are always asked to turn your phone off to stop interruption,  imagine sitting at home with some friends watching a movie and controlling it with your WP7 only to have a call midway through.

Make your own mind up upon release and keep your eye out for “Xbox Companion” to have the ability to navigate your Xbox and control playback of video content.

Well done Microsoft in finally catching up with the media race on consoles but more than this allowing us so many ways to control it.


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