Microsoft announce Xbox 360 entertainment update

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A range of new features are set to hit everyones Xbox 360s tomorrow, Tuesday 6th december; bringing new content streaming features as well as Kinect voice search.

The brand new update, arriving tomorrow, will enhance the user’s experience even more than it already currently does. The controller free motion gaming peripheral Kinect will be receiving an update in the form of Kinect voice search, a feature that will allow you to control a variety of features using just your voice.

“A new era in entertainment begins where all your entertainment is together in one place—your games, movies, TV shows, music and sports,” said Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “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.”

New features and future updates will include live and on-demand TV shows, movies, videos, sports, music and news.

The US will receive services such as ESPN, Hulu and Netflix, whilst UK customers will receive services from LOVEFILM, with 4OD, Demand 5, YouTube, Blinkbox, MSN and Vevo landing very soon.

According to reports, the BBC iPlayer service will arrive on Xbox 360 sometime in early 2012.

Looking at these new features and updates, will you be putting a brand new Xbox 360 and Kinect at the top of your Christmas list? Let us know in the comments below.