Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-06-24
 
 
 

Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music

Bing Homepage

Bing's homepage now features an Entertainment tab.

Bing Homepage

Entertainment Tabs

When you click on that Entertainment tab, youre led to a page with separate tabs for Music, Movies, TV,

Entertainment Tabs

Casual Games

Bing now features casual games, which can be played online via a dedicated page.

Casual Games

Video Games

Bings "Video Games" tab provides access to cheats, walkthroughs, official sites and trailers for console games such as "Batman: Arkham Asylum" and "Red Dead Redemption."

Video Games

TV Section

Bings TV section offers full-length episodes from more than 1,500 shows, some of them with high-definition content.

TV Section

Movies

Bings Movies section offers the latest showtimes, reviews, synopses and trailers.

Movies

Streaming Songs

Bing now offers streaming songs via Microsofts Zune service. The first song-play from Zunes catalog is free; after that, youre limited to 30 second previews.

Streaming Songs

Song Lyrics

Bing also offers song lyrics in return for typing in the name of an artist or band.

Song Lyrics

Buying Music

Users can route through Bing to purchase music from Amazon.com, Zune or iTunes.

Buying Music

Entertainment Info

Bings Entertainment features focus particularly on user-centric information like tour dates (for music) and showtimes (for movies).

Entertainment Info

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