Windows & Interoperability: Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music
Microsoft Bing Tweaked for Entertainment, Movies, Music
by Nicholas Kolakowski
Bing's homepage now features an Entertainment tab.
When you click on that Entertainment tab, youre led to a page with separate tabs for Music, Movies, TV,
Bing now features casual games, which can be played online via a dedicated page.
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."
Bings TV section offers full-length episodes from more than 1,500 shows, some of them with high-definition content.
Bings Movies section offers the latest showtimes, reviews, synopses and trailers.
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.
Bing also offers song lyrics in return for typing in the name of an artist or band.
Users can route through Bing to purchase music from Amazon.com, Zune or iTunes.
Bings Entertainment features focus particularly on user-centric information like tour dates (for music) and showtimes (for movies).