New York: Microsoft Corp has launched a new interface for its Xbox game console users one that allows you to navigate through music, movies, TV shows and games with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.
The interface, first demonstrated by CEO Steve Ballmer in September, is set up similarly to Microsoft Corp.’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system with a series of large panes showing content options.
Xbox owners with the Kinect motion controller can swipe through screens by waving their hand in the air. It also responds to direct voice commands, and incorporates Microsoft’s search engine, Bing. Windows phone users can control what to watch or hear by tapping on their portable devices.
The interface will be available to Xbox users connected to the Internet via a download on Tuesday.
Microsoft says there have been 57 million Xbox units sold around the world and there are more than 35 million users who have logged on to its Xbox Live service at least once in the last three months. It did not divulge how many Xbox Live users are paying gold members.