View Full Version : Source: Take a look at Hulu Plus on Xbox and the new Kinect sub-Dash

April 14th, 2011, 23:30
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Sure, Hulu Plus (http://joystiq.com/tag/hulu-plus) may not be part of the public beta preview of this spring's Xbox 360 Dashboard update -- at least that's what Microsoft's saying (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/04/11/rumor-xbox-dashboard-preview-testing-for-avatar-kinect-hulu-pl/) -- but that doesn't mean we can't see what it may look like when it does launch, as scheduled (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/05/hulu-plus-netflix-getting-kinect-enabled-this-spring/), sometime in the next few months. Images sent to us by a trusted tipster show the Hulu Plus app in action (and being controlled by Kinect), as well as the revamped Kinect Dashboard.

Like the Netflix app, the Hulu interface resembles the Xbox Dashboard itself, offering a rotating layer of categories with selectable content. As for the updated Kinect Hub, it looks fairly similar to what is currently available on the Xbox, only it adds access to both Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Though our tipster doesn't know whether Hulu Plus will be added to the current (http://www.joystiq.com/2011/04/07/xbox-dashboard-beta-rolls-out-isnt-that-exciting-yet/) public beta test of the next Dashboard update, our source did note that the application seems fully functional, as does Avatar Kinect (http://www.joystiq.com/tag/avatar-kinect/) (also not currently part of the preview). Our tipster said the Kinect-controlled Avatar showcase app wasn't especially exciting, but that "it was good at tracking my movements and the response time was pretty fast like everything else with the Kinect." Hopefully we'll find out for ourselves soon enough!