From an Australian perspective, the most pertinent feature of the recent Xbox dashboard update was the promised addition of local media channels direct to the device. Two of those options have gone live today, with SBS On Demand and ninemsn video being added, along with YouTube. But what about ABC iView?
The new apps can be voice-controlled via Kinect, which provides a potentially interesting alternative to the remote control. The release also fits the previously vague scheduling of “this summer”.
We’ve had a few Lifehacker readers ask when the promised ABC iView integration will appear. An Xbox spokesperson told us the official timing was still “sometime in December”, but couldn’t offer more specific details.