Xbox One to monitor TV viewing, content watched, number of viewers


Hugh Armitage
Digital Spy
May 25, 2013

Xbox One will monitor users’ content viewing in a number of ways.

Microsoft‘s next-generation console has applied for a patent offering users Xbox 360-like achievements for watching specific content and adverts, reports¬†Gamesindustry International.

The console’s Kinect 2 will also employ DRM measures to prevent more people than the license allows viewing the content at one go, as per¬†another patent filed last year.

If Kinect senses too many people in the room, it will prompt the users to upgrade the license.

“Television viewing tends to be a passive experience for a viewer, without many opportunities for the viewer to engage or have interactive experiences with the presented content,” the application for the achievements reads.

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