Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm.

[Sponsor] The future of TV begins now on Xbox 360

Xbox TVToday, Microsoft has taken a major step forward with the release of a free Xbox 360 system update that will change how you search for, discover and enjoy content on the TV, including the first group of new, custom applications from world leading TV and entertainment content providers, such as ESPN, Hulu Plus, Netflix, EPIX, LOVEFiLM, Sky Go and Telefónica.

Designed from the ground up, the system update delivers an all-new interface that is easier than ever to navigate, deeply integrates Kinect voice control and for the first time ever, introduces entertainment voice search with Bing on Xbox which will allow you to effortlessly search across the platform for your favorite games, movies, TV shows, and music.

In light of this exciting transition, this infographic takes a look back and illustrates how far we’ve come in the evolution of TV and entertainment in the living room. (Click here to see full-size.) With more entertainment content available than ever before, Xbox 360 is excited to begin making the future of TV a reality where your voice becomes the ultimate remote control.

For more information about the Xbox 360 system update and variety of entertainment providers joining Xbox LIVE, please visit the Microsoft News Center.

Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post provided by the sponsor. In addition, I have served as a consultant to Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business. For more information about sponsoring SplatF or my very selective consulting availability, get in touch