Xbox One System Update Adds Bing, New IE Search

Bing Xbox Search

If you have an Xbox One, you may have noticed a new system update earlier this week. As part of the update Microsoft added web results into the Xbox One search function. Using Bing as a back end, Xbox One allows users to perform simple, natural language voice searches using the Kinect microphone.

Starting this week with the new update, Xbox Bing will return not only games, music, and video results from the Xbox marketplace, it will also include relevant items from the web.

If you choose to Internet Explorer on your Xbox One, you can now also highlight text on any web page, then press the menu button to activate Bing search for the highlighted terms. This is similar to the Lasso search feature unrolled on Bing for iPad a few years ago.

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Thom is a seasoned techincal SEO and digital analytics veteran. His current role as VP of Development and IT at Internet Marketing Ninjas includes the improvement of internal processes, leading the creation and refinement of industry-leading tools across multiple brands.

Previously he was a premier independent consultant, held a a senior search position at nationally renown TopRank Online Marketing and led all digital web-related technology's at Rochester Institute of Technology's Saunders College of Business. He also led analytics strategy efforts for the university's mobile initiative.

Part of the ClickZ Academy faculty, Thom has also taught for several well-respected colleges and universities. He is a regular speaker at ClickZ Live events and is a veteran of TEDx as well.