Xbox Kinect brings Messenger Video chat to Xbox 360

Xbox Kinect is now available in the US – and soon, around the world. At Windows Live they are very excited about this because it gives our more than 300 million Messenger users worldwide a new way to stay connected with their Messenger friends.

At launch, Xbox LIVE Gold members will be able to video chat with friends from their TVs using the new Video Kinect feature. And not only can you video chat from Xbox to Xbox, you can also video chat with your Messenger friends and family from your TV set to their PC or Mac with a webcam.

One of our co-founders, Harrison Hoffman, who now works for Microsoft, shows how you can video chat with Messenger and Xbox Kinect in the following video.

You can read more about how Windows Live Messenger and Kinect work together in Harrison’s blog post.