Big Xbox update focuses on TV and movies

  • 6 December 2011
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Xbox users will be getting their hands on a big update that focuses the games console more on general entertainment.

Microsoft has signed up around 40 media companies to offer live and on-demand movie and TV services to Xbox fans.

This includes the BBC iPlayer, which will be added early next year.

There's also a change to the dashboard - with a new blocky, tiled look.

The update will start hitting consoles on 6 December.

Kinect users will also be able to control their TVs by talking into their gadget.