Sony TVs could integrate Kinect, report claims

Microsoft wants to "aggressively" push Kinect in to living room, state 'sources'

Microsoft is planning to integrate Kinect into the "next-generation" of television sets, a report's claimed.


According to The Daily's sources, the Xbox firm wants to "aggressively" push the 360 motion sensor into as many living rooms as possible - even those without games consoles.

Microsoft is said to be in the early stages of licensing Kinect technology to television manufacturers such as Vizio and even Sony, it's claimed.

"A Kinect-enabled TV would most likely network with local PCs running the next version of Windows and also allow for gesture-based TV control," the report claims.

"It's also possible the system would be able to recognize individual people and automatically resume programming where it was left off."

The move would fit in with Microsoft's ongoing plans to bring its motion sensor to areas other than gaming.

The platform holder recently announced it's to launch the Kinect for Windows commercial program early next year, which aims to give businesses the tools to develop applications "that not only could improve their own operations, but potentially revolutionise entire industries."

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[ SOURCE: The Daily ]