NEWS - Friday, July 10, 2009

Facebook, Twitter and more coming to Xbox 360

Although Microsoft plans to provide access to Facebook,
Twitter and other social networking sites on the Xbox 360,
apparently this won’t be done by adding a general-purpose
browser to the console as Sony did with the PlayStation 3.

Instead, it seems Microsoft will add additional channels
to Xbox Live, reformatting the content for the so-called
’lean back’ view associated with consoles.

"Before Christmas, Xbox 360 users will have access to high
definition movies-on-demand, Facebook, Twitter and a host
of other features through our console," said David McLean,
head of Microsoft Entertainment.

Those "other features" may include the online music
service and content from TV companies.

"This will give families even greater freedom to share,
socialise and interact online, as some of the world’s
largest social networks move from the PC to the TV, and
into the heart of the family living space," added McLean.



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