Microsoft’s new Xbox One comes with big ambitions for the living room, integrating live TV with game play and entertainment apps. Check out this video for a first look at the Xbox One as a media device.
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Show notes for this episode:
- The Xbox One goes on sale on 11/22 for $499. You’ll find more about the game console on Microsoft’s official website.
- At launch, the Xbox will offer access to entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime and Redbox Instant, but there’s no YouTube app available for the One just yet.
- The Xbox One voice search is powered by deep learning, as our own Derrick Harris explains.
- The Xbox One requires users to have a cable box to watch live TV, and uses the same kind of HDMI daisy-chain that also was used by Google TV to integrate TV, gaming and online video apps.
- Check out our interview with Microsoft’s Sr. Principal Creative Director Carl Ledbetter to learn about the industrial design of the Xbox One.
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