E3 2011: New Xbox Live coming this fall

Mirosoft's online front getting increased Kinect voice support, adding YouTube, Live TV, and Bing voice search this fall as part of online overhaul.


LOS ANGELES--Today at Microsoft's 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing, the tech giant announced new plans for its online hub, Xbox Live.

A first look at Microsoft's Live TV service for Xbox Live.
A first look at Microsoft's Live TV service for Xbox Live.

Xbox Live's Marc Whitten took to the stage at Microsoft's briefing and showed off a new Xbox Live experience, complete with a new user interface that can be controlled using the Kinect. The update will arrive this fall.

Whitten also noted that this year Xbox Live will increase its media partnerships "by a factor of 10." Speaking directly to this point, Whitten announced a list of new features for Xbox Live, including YouTube integration, Bing voice search functionality, and unnamed television partners.

These television partners are rumored to be part of Microsoft's Diamond IPTV service, outed on Friday. For more on Microsoft's announcements at E3 2011, check out GameSpot's liveblog of the company's media briefing.

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