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Topic # 94123 6-Dec-2011 16:44 Send private message

God how I hate cut and paste press release journalism.

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?  




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  Reply # 554558 6-Dec-2011 16:47 Send private message

The big thing in the update for NZ is cloud based game svaes/profile, new UI, youtube app and mlb.tv app.






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  Reply # 554566 6-Dec-2011 16:52 Send private message

billgates: The big thing in the update for NZ is cloud based game svaes/profile, new UI, youtube app and mlb.tv app.


Will that be youtube and mlb.tv directly on the xbox?

That will actually be really cool if I don't have to have my laptop running to watch YouTube on the TV.  




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  Reply # 554731 6-Dec-2011 22:18 Send private message

Who has got this already? I'm still waiting for it on my Xboxes...




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  Reply # 554737 6-Dec-2011 22:35 Send private message

Suppose to be rolled out in NZ around 4AM local time here. Early Wednesday morning.




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  Reply # 554750 6-Dec-2011 22:56 Send private message

@billgates Thanks for the info. Microsoft's PR told me something different. Which is strange considering I see also Microsoft tweet which points to 4am NZ time.




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  Reply # 554768 6-Dec-2011 23:42 Send private message

Apparently Kinect will understand us kiwis as of this update as well. I'm looking forward to this; looks sleek!!




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  Reply # 554807 7-Dec-2011 08:19 Send private message

Was hoping for the update when I turned on this morning, but no dice yet , oh well. Also wonder how much of this stuff is going to require gold to work.

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  Reply # 554825 7-Dec-2011 08:54 Send private message

Stuff News has got really bad after their Parent company laid off a whole bunch of reporting staff (or closed the entire wing?). Their Tech section seems rife with articles from the Sydney Morning Herald now, and most of those are biased and opinionated blogs rather than legit news and reviews. They're rarely relevant to NZ also... Really very sad.

Anyhoo, looking forward to the change in XBox dashboard.

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  Reply # 554835 7-Dec-2011 09:11 Send private message

JimmyC: Stuff News has got really bad after their Parent company laid off a whole bunch of reporting staff (or closed the entire wing?).


It's only going to get worse since the closure of NZ Press Association. 

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  Reply # 554837 7-Dec-2011 09:16 Send private message

The dashboard update has been delayed. I got word from Microsoft this morning that they will have more details on update release for us this afternoon.




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  Reply # 554844 7-Dec-2011 09:24 Send private message

I have the developer update and as you know about things I can speak without breaching NDA. The cloud game profiles are nice, but if you save to cloud you run the risk of corrupting the save by playing offline and you can be kicked from game if your net crashes (3rd party information on that last point). Something to seriously consider in New Zealand. 




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  Reply # 555422 8-Dec-2011 12:37 Send private message

I got the update yesterday, no sign of TV though. Everything's moved again and I can't even figure out how to resume playback of an HD movie if I drop out to the dashboard, short of removing and reinserting the disk :(

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  Reply # 555642 8-Dec-2011 20:31 Send private message

i updated both my xboxes ok last night.

the mlb.tv ip tv channel wasnt due till feb 2012 IIRC




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  Reply # 560249 21-Dec-2011 13:18 Send private message

OK so once I got over the Stuff report which told me nothing I actually got excited about the prospect of YouTube over the Xbox on the TV. 

Thanks Geek Zoners for actually informing me. 

Is anybody doing this now? How is it?

 




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  Reply # 560275 21-Dec-2011 14:19 Send private message

I've been using it with a US VPN - so I get access to much of the US content and am very impressed so far. The YouTube app is really easy to use - particularly for just surfing the latest entertaining clips.




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