Both Microsoft and Sky have confirmed that the Xbox 360’s Sky Player will be fully compatible with the forthcoming Kinect Motion controller.
Though little is known on how exactly this will work, it’s likely that the motion-sensing unit, which works by tracking body parts and does not require a handheld controller, will use gesture controls to select shows and control their playback. Think Tom Cruise in Minority Report and you’re on the right track.
The Kinect-enabled Sky Player is also expected to feature voice-activated controls for play, pause, rewind, fast-forward and stop functions.
Sky Player launched on the Xbox 360 in October 2009. It allows Sky subscribers to stream shows and movies over their Xbox Live web connection, and is the first time Sky has worked alongside a games console.
By Gerald Lynch | September 27th, 2010