Another big deal regarding the Xbox One is its enhanced Kinect and voice control properties. In this light, the device sounds like it has achieved much of what everyone has constantly speculated that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will/would/should achieve with its eventual Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV. Siri-like interaction with the Xbox One will allow users to manage everything from “power on” to “watch ESPN.” That’s right, the days of the overwhelmingly blue TV guide menu will soon be a thing of the past — at least for Xbox One owners.
A real product
Though a fan of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) as a stock, I have rarely been impressed with a product offering from the company. It nearly always seems as if the Redmond-based company is putting out afterthought, catch-up products that still aren’t as good as a certain Cupertino competitor’s.
The Xbox One seems different. It is much, much more than a gaming console, and has implications for the future of television, all while putting Microsoft deep in the game.
Of course, we’ll know more as time goes on, and it will be interesting to see what Sony throws out on June 10th for its PS4 unveiling. But for a first impression, well, I’m impressed.
The article Microsoft’s Biggest Product Since Windows 95 originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Michael Lewis.
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