Channel 5 Demand5 Xbox 360 App is Launched

Channel 5 Demand5 Xbox 360 App was launched today on the Xbox 360 platform and is available to download now from the Xbox 360 market place. It is free to use as long as you are a Microsoft Live Gold subscriber.

Features

  • Full Demand5 content from Channel 5, 5USA and 5*
  • Full NUI/VUI support via Microsoft Kinect
  • Parental Control (built in)
  • Social Network Integration

Screen Grabs

Demand5 Home Pivot

Demand5 Continous List

Demand5 Search Results

Demand5 Episode Overview

Demand5 Social Integration (Facebook)

Video Reviews

Here are a few video reviews of Demand5 on Xbox 360 that I found.

Reviews

 

Channel 4 4oD Xbox 360 App is Launched

Channel 4 announced in October that it would be bringing 4oD to the Xbox 360 platform and today and it is available to download now from the Xbox 360 market place. It is free to use as long as you are a Microsoft Live Gold subscriber.

Features

  • Full 40D content
  • Full NUI/VUI support via Microsoft Kinect
  • Parental Control (built in)

Screen Grabs

4oD Home Pivot

4oD Pivot (4x2 Grid)

4oD Continous List

Terms

Video Reviews

Here are a few video reviews of 40D on Xbox 360 that I found.

Reviews

 

Silverlight 5 Released

Silverlight 5 is now released. Which is great news as it has some interesting features.

The following is taken from Mike Taulty’s Blog

Silverlight 5 has been released today – you can find the official announcement over on the Silverlight site along with a link to the download and a list of the improvements in Silverlight 5 up on MSDN including features like;

  • platform invocation
  • integration of the PivotViewer control
  • 3D Graphics capabilities
  • remote control support
  • variable rate media playback and hardware accelerated H.264 decoding
  • text improvements
  • (unfettered) local file system access for trusted applications
  • multiple window support
  • elevated applications running inside the browser
  • vector printing
  • binding enhancements like relative source binding, data context changed events and implicit template binding
  • custom markup extensions
  • 64-bit browser support
  • multi-core JITting of code
  • network latency improvements

and a bunch of others. I’ve talked in public or written about a lot of these features on this site over the past year or so and it’s great to see them finally out in the wild in released form.

All of my posts and public talks were either written against the beta or the RC so if you want more up to date info then there’s a great series of “Laps Around Silverlight 5” posts by Michael Crump that you can catch up on;

The other thing that I’d call your attention to is that with the release of Silverlight 5, the support policy for Silverlight has been updated to reflect the lifetime of Silverlight 4 ( which I read as lasting until January 2013 ) and that of Silverlight 5 ( which I read as lasting until December 2021 ) but you should check out the page for yourself.

Enjoy Smile

Hopefully I will get chance to have a play around with some of these features in the not to distant future.