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CNET News Video: Microsoft unveils Xbox One, with new voice control
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CNET News Video: Microsoft unveils Xbox One, with new voice control

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Microsoft's Don Mattrick announces the new Xbox One. The new gaming system is completely rebuilt with a new Kinect, controller, and voice control so users can switch between programs.

This is it, Xbox One. What if a single device could provide all your entertainment? And what if that device could turn on your TV and talk to all of the devices in your living room. Now, what if I was always ready and connected? Well now, it's all gonna be of its two simple works. Xbox on. And it's that simple. Xbox One easily recognized me and gets me to my own personal home screen. Now more manual logging, no more waiting on system or game updates. Now, the home screen, as you can see, has a familiar interface. But let me point out for you a couple of the unique differences. First of all, it'll remember what I was last doing. So, for example, here in the center of the screen, you can see I was playing with my favorite racing games. This one here is just one of the new amazing Xbox One exclusives you're about to hear a lot more about. You can also see I was listening to some music by Dead Mouse and watching a movie. Now, like many of you, I also discovered new entertainment based on what my friends like and for that, we created a new area called Trending. Here I get a snapshot of what is popular in the entertainment world both with my friends and with the entire Xbox live community. Of course, I can still browse a great content I've come to love on Xbox, such as games, TV and movies and music. Xbox, watch TV. And with that simple command, I'm watching live TV. Now, here in Seattle, I'm a Comcast subscriber. So, this is the programming available in my area but hold on, let me show you how we're gonna take live TV and make it not only integral to the Xbox but also incredibly useful through a great new feature called Instant Switching. Go to Internet Explorer, oh nice. Watch TV. Watch movie. Switching between live TV and all my games entertainment is now as fast as switching channels on your TV remote. Now, you've already seen how simply it is to use your hands to navigate through the Xbox One, but we're gonna create a new set of universal gestures to control your entire TV experience. Gestures such as grab and pan and swipe up. Let me show you one of my favorites. Here's an example of how I can get easily back to my home screen from anywhere in the system. I simply spread my hands, grab the screen and I'm back home. And if I wanna get back to my movie, I grab and I'm back to the movie. Now, have you ever wanna do more than one thing at a time when you're watching TV? Of course you have. On Xbox One, the ability to do multiple things at once on your TV is now a reality. Introducing Snap Mode for the Xbox. Xbox, snap Internet Explorer. With Snap Mode, I can run multiple programs alongside one another and easily interact between them without having to shut one down and start up another. Xbox, favorites. Star Trek. Okay. So, right now, I'm watching Star Trek and I've heard great things about the sequel, Star Trek in the Darkness. So, now I can use Internet Explorer and my cellphone as a remote control, for example, to watch a trailer and I can even navigate to find movie times and buy tickets. And again, at any given time now, if I wanna go home, I just grab and I'm home. Skype on Xbox One connects you to family and friends in ways you're gonna find another TVs. The only way you get Skype experience has a wide screen HD with a best living room camera available but only on Xbox where you'll be able to do group video calls on your TV. Let's take a look at Skype in Snap Mode. Xbox, answer call. Hey, DJ. Thank you for calling to help me show up Skype in Snap Mode. Looks like you're working pretty hard out there. -Hey, Eusoff, thanks for having me. I'm happy to do it. You know, it looks like you're doing okay yourself. I'm looking forward you've shown off the great work we do with our partners at ESPN. -Well, as a matter of fact, that's what's coming up next. So, why don't you sit back and enjoy it? -That's great. Just make sure when you get to Fantasy, you show the real version, you know, the one where, I'm in first place. -Yeah, yeah, Yeah. Skype end call. Let me go ahead now and show you that Xbox a sports offering that DJ was talking about. Xbox, watch ESPN. All right. Let me set up the scene here. Imagine I'm at home, watching an NBA game during the regular season, but if you're like me, I like to keep up with my Fantasy team. Now, I can do those instead of having to pull out necessarily a separate device, when my player scores here like Lebron, I automatically get an alert that just pops up on a TV and I say, Xbox, show Fantasy. And now I get my Fantasy players right alongside. All right. Finally, let's tackle what I think is the biggest challenge with watching TV. Anybody? For me it's finding what to watch and keeping up with it. Introducing the Xbox One Guide. Xbox, show the guide. Now, you can find Discover and watch TV in three powerful new ways; Voice Control Search and Navigation, Favorites and Trending. With the Xbox One Guide, I see all my local TV listings right through my Xbox, and I can use my voice to check out what's on. Xbox, today's show. Watch Sci-fi channel. Watch MTV. Let's on HBO. Pretty cool, huh. Let's see that again. Mary and Martha. Watch CBS. Show the guide. See how easy that is? No more memorizing channels or hunting for remote control. The next thing I wanna show you is how I stay on top of all of the series that I love to follow. Xbox, Favorites. The Favorites area is an easy way to keep up with all the TV shows that I like to watch. All I have to do is pin the content in one convenient place. It's a lot like having my own personal channel. And finally, this is where there is I like the most. Xbox, Trending. Trending gives me a glance of what everyone in the Xbox Live community is watching. I like how current it is, it's up to the minute. From here I can easily jump into the most popular shows. But Trending isn't just for live TV. There's also a section for video on demand, so I can see what people are liking no matter what time zone it's in. Xbox, go home. So, there you have it. The all-in-one system where it all comes together. Games, movies, music, web and now, Skype and live TV. The one place where you are now at the center of your entertainment, the one place where it's simple and instant to connect with your friends. This is the beginning of a new generation of games and entertainment. This is the beginning of truly intelligent TV.

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