Natal to replace TV remote?
It seems Microsoft’s plans for Natal are getting bigger by the minute.
Marc Whitten, the general manager responsible for Microsoft’s Xbox Live service, stated during the Streaming Media West show that he sees Project Natal replacing the traditional remote control for the TV even.
"With the flick of my wrist I can change a channel," Whitten said. "With the power of my voice I can start a movie."
"It won’t be a remote control" that consumers use," Whitten said. "A remote control is already too hard."
Instead, Whitten said he envisions a future where Natal recognizes the users in the room, and their voices as well. Knowing the identity of the users will coalesce the content they’re interested in, and allow one of multiple users to control the interface. (In one recorded demonstration, Natal picked up on a user’s voice to control a game.)
"I believe that this will be the largest leap of TV experience since the remote control,"