"˜Over 40' New Entertainment Providers Added In Xbox 360 Update

By Alastair Stevenson on December 5, 2011, 12:34PM EDT

As well as new voice and gesture Kinect navigation commands Microsoft's latest upgrade to the Xbox 360 promises to add content and apps from over 40 entertainment providers.

Set to launch Tuesday, the new update promises to be one of the biggest to date. In its release Microsoft confirmed it would be adding apps and content from numerous companies, including ESPN, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC, YouTube, MSN and Muzu.tv.

"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 on the new update.

Additionally, the update will add a voice command search and navigation functions. "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."

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