Rumour: Microsoft pushing Kinect for next-gen TVs, talking with Sony

By Johnny Cullen
24 November 2011 11:55 GMT

Microsoft is looking to continue Kinect’s success by having it included with next-generation TVs, The Daily is reporting.

It says the company is looking to “aggressively push the Kinect into as many living rooms as possible,” including those without an Xbox 360.

MS is apparently in the early stages of licensing the tech out to Sony and Vizio.

If Kinect was to be introduced for TVs, it would likely be for gesture-based TV control, according to The Daily, with the TV itself aiming to “network with local PCs running the next version of Windows.”

Such a move would apparently put Microsoft in battle between Google TV and Apple’s rumoured TV project, which has been rumoured recently for a 2012 or 2013 release with Siri support.

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