- Xbox Live Cloud Storage
- Integrated search
- Live TV features
Xbox Live Cloud Storage
With Xbox Live Cloud Storage, you should be able to keep your profile, and some game saves on the Xbox Live servers. This should allow you to go to any network connected Xbox, and log into your profile. This is better than the Gamertag recovery that you have to go through now. For users that choose to keep their profile online, I wonder what happens if the user tries to use the account when they aren't online.
I have mentioned before that it is hard to find a particular piece of content that you are interested in, especially with the various content provider. For example, if my kids wants to watch a movie, I currently look on Netflix, then Hulu, then in the Zune Marketplace. The new integrated search should make this easier.
Microsoft is supposed to be providing access to live TV content. I don't know which content partner they will be working with, but I am more interested in how open they allow this to be. For example, I want to be able to plug in the following sources into my Xbox
- UPnP ATSC tuners
- Windows Media Centers
Microsoft was promoting Kinect control of the Live TV experience. I hope that they also improve the experience when using an Xbox media remote control. This would reduce the barrier for switching to the Xbox in our house.