Perhaps finally a use for a Windows 7 phone.
as a very expensive remote control.... yay....
Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Dashboard update this week will introduce a smart phone application that turns your Windows Phone handset into an Xbox system remote. The Xbox LIVE for Windows Phone application will let you browse and search through films, TV programs, games and other content available via Xbox 360. The app will let you …
I understand MS wanting to have that whole platform integration thing, but really? Just winphone?
I'm sure the two people who use it are overjoyed. I'm quite surprised MS still have yet to get iplayer integration sorted out, oddly it says "2012 BBC".. not "2012 BBC iPlayer".
Are you one of the lucky few for whom the official xbmc android remote doesn't have the sticky buttons? Or are you using some other remote?
No, really, I have XBMC and an Android, I'd really like to know. Of course, I'd *really* like for my DirecTV HR24/500 to be able to Media Play from mediatomb, but I haven't quite figured it out yet.
I knew there was at least one idiot that believed Microsoft's unsubstantiated sales figure claims.
Much like when they claimed they sold 8m Kinects at launch, idiots everywhere believed them, then audited numbers 10 months later show 8m Kinects ACTUALLY sold in the entire 2012...
Microsoft's usual strategy of make numbers up, stuff the channel and hope it turns out to be true and nobody notices...
Having a Windows 7 PC (which I'll probably upgrade to 8 when it comes out), a new Nokia Lumia 800 and an XBox 360 means I'll be rather enjoying 2012 by the looks of things.
It's very much what Apple have done, however I won't pay the premium for Apple products (and I just dislike their ethics).
Zune is great in terms of UI, performance and being a few thousands times better than iTunes, the 360 is a decent console still and my main PC is a media centre Windows 8 box under my TV (Windows Media Centre for telly).
Nice little ecosystem!
RE AC: Wednesday 7th December 2011 10:08 GMT
"I knew there was at least one idiot that believed Microsoft's unsubstantiated sales figure claims"
At what point did i say they went to end consumers? Even if the figures relate to consoles sold to retailers, in this day and age none are stupid enough to stock up with "an ancient console" which would imply no-one would buy them. I was merely pointing out that the commentard was some way off the mark IMO (or more likely a PS3 fanboy still living at his mum's house).
Hope that cleared it up for you.
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