This is a fine example: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/6092371/Microsoft-rolls-out-Xbox-TV-platform
So you can now control your xbox with voice commands or kinnect gestures.
Great, most of the stuff here doesn't apply because we don't get NetFlix et al and there is no mention that you have to have your xbox hooked up to your Windows PC for anything on the internet to actually work.
Well done Stuff.
By the way, I tried streaming stuff to my xbox on the weekend but my laptop struggled because some Windows process was running and using major CPU resources. Is there any way to get around this?