Microsoft launches live, interactive TV show on Xbox Live called Music Room

We’re expecting to find out about some sort of entertainment-related features at the next generation Xbox reveal this morning, but Microsoft is already getting a head start in that department with the debut of a new live, interactive music show exclusively on Xbox.

musicroomxboxIt’s called The Music Room, a two-part program hosted by Laura Jackson featuring music from Everything Everything, Don Broco, and Swim Deep. Watching the show, which premiers May 29 at 5:30 PST, requires an Xbox Gold membership.

The more newsworthy bit about the program is the fact that it lets viewers vote on the outcome of the show. In the preview video, it appears you can choose what Laura does at the end of the show, like “Play Dance Central 3,” or “Sneak into soundcheck,” or “Nose around backstage.”

Xbox Live has recently been pouring tons of entertainment content to Live, and it goes along with Microsoft’s strategy to go after more entertainment content and turn the Xbox into the centerpiece of the living room.

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  • BillyBobLikesBeer

    This is a good idea, but it sounds as if the same people who pick music for EA games, books music for this show.

    If either Amazon or Xbox Live where to create their own version of “Austin City Limits” they’d make a fortune:

    http://video.pbs.org/program/austin-city-limits/

    I can’t figure out why they can’t head on over to South Lake Union, and knock on the door of KEXP, and find someone to produce an inexpensive program that millions would enjoy.

    But still, it’s a good step.