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Xbox 360 IPTV

Xbox 360 getting new IPTV services this year with a name of “Project Orapa”, would be available on 360 before moving to Windows, Windows Phone 7 and a set-top box.The service will have all of the social aspects of Xbox Live such as avatars, Kinect controls and as yet unannounced music services will all be incorporated…….

Currently, the only TV streaming on the Xbox 360 comes courtesy of the Sky Player app.But all that could be set to change soon, with Microsoft reportedly prepping a fully blown IPTV service of its own.According to  ZDNet, Microsoft may be adding some new features to IPTV on the Xbox 360. The various tipsters specifically named “Orapa”  a Botswanan city known for its enormous diamond mine as the codename for said project. Allegedly, Microsoft has plans to combine Xbox Live and its Mediaroom IPTV service, said to be heading to the Xbox 360 first with Windows/Windows Phone 7/set-top box following.Orapa is said to incorporate “Xbox Live social features (like Avatars and recommendations),” and “Kinect sensing capabilities,” as well as another rumored Microsoft project a video/music service codenamed Ventura.The idea is to get your Xbox LIVE avatar involved in the setup, throw in a bit of Kinect-based motion control action and also introduce social aspects such as recommendations and instant messaging.The report suggests that Orapa could come to life by Christmas 2011.

Sources :pocket-lint.com,joystiq.com
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