I’ve been testing this thing out for a while now, and it is very cool. Yea, it’s like Windows Phone and Windows 8, and it takes a little bit of getting used to because of the change, but once you get the hang of it, it is a lot easier and faster to get where you want. It also provides you with more information without having to go in and out of applications.
It makes the whole Xbox experience seamless and more polished. At times, it felt like different things were just pasted over the top of other things. Now, with the new Metro style interface, it seems like it is all one seamless application. Well done, Microsoft.
Beyond entertainment, you’ll find a number of features designed to make your Xbox experience more personal, social and effortless. The dashboard has an entirely new look and feel and a completely reimagined interface that makes your entertainment accessible through simple voice commands. Now, using voice search with Bing on Xbox, you can find and play the programming you want across multiple entertainment providers without having to search for a remote control. In the mood for ‘The Office?’ Just say “Xbox, Bing, ‘The Office,’” and Xbox will display all episodes available from various entertainment apps across the console.