Microsoft launching The Music Room, an interactive video show on Xbox LIVE
If you’d been longing for the days of fan focused music television shows like MTV’s TRL, on what we suppose used to be the Music Television channel, you are in luck. Microsoft’s new two-part video show The Music Room may be right up your alley.
According to Edge,The Music Room will debut on May 29 at 3p.m EST with host Laura Jackson, and showcase a few choice musicians including Carl Barat of the Libertines, Everything Everything, Don Broco and Swim Deep.
Those watching at home will be able to take part in “interactive polling” to change what happens in the show’s finale in real time, though the company remains mum on just what factors will be up to the viewing public. As is the case with all of the Xbox’s entertainment applications, users will need an Xbox LIVE Gold account in order to watch the show.
The arrival of the The Music Room seems to be Xbox’s latest move at helping users get used to the idea that it’s Xbox LIVE is equal parts online entertainment network and gaming service, though the company already tried to blend the two with 1 vs. 100 with little to no success. This is also the first show to premiere on Xbox LIVE since Microsoft announced that they hired former CBS executive Nancy Tellum to head up a new content studio based out of Los Angeles, California.
Microsoft did not announce if the show would be available for Xbox LIVE users to download after it airs.