Microsoft Kinect is back, thanks to all of Sky’s new One TVs.
Sky is reviving the dream of Microsoft Connect devices next year. The British satellite broadcaster announced its new Sky Glass TV this morning, and the company has developed a separate 4K camera that includes motion control and gesture support. It even works in games, and has a social TV sharing feature built in partnership with Microsoft.
“Working with Microsoft, we’re also creating a great feature that lets us watch TV together,” explained Fraser Sterling, Sky’s chief product officer. Integrates video and chat on-screen, and you can choose content from the biggest channels – including Premier League matches, movies and all your favorite entertainment. “
The social TV feature is exactly what Microsoft tried in 2013 with its Kinect devices and failed. The Xbox One launched with Kinect, and the console included HDMI input to give TV satellite providers access to Sky and cable boxes. Microsoft had some big plans for TV on the Xbox, and even experimented with social features that allowed Xbox owners to watch TV together. Eventually, Connect Bundling failed and the company withdrew all its Bold TV plans.
The Sky Clock feature, developed in partnership with Microsoft, will allow people to instantly see each other’s reactions. You can pause, leave, and walk again while watching. What makes this camera really interesting is the motion controls and gesture support for gaming.
The games will be available on Sky Glass TV, which specifically supports the new camera, including Pow Petrol branded titles and more. پھل ننجا۔ The camera will also enable multiplayer games. “Choose your opponent at home or in another home and control your body movements or gestures,” says Sterling. “Family games will never be the same again.”
Sky is also investing heavily in voice control over its Sky Glass TV. “Hello, Sky” activates Sky’s voice commands, such as Digital Assistant, and you can switch it to the Xbox console by saying “Sky, Xbox” to switch HDMI ports.
It all sounds and sounds a lot like Kinect. Microsoft dreamed of taking over the living room with smart cameras and voice control, and now Sky is trying to keep that dream alive.