Sky and Xbox have announced gesture and voice-controlled television for Sky Player using Kinect for Xbox 360.

A UK first, Sky Player subscribers will be able to quickly access up to 32 live TV channels and over 100 on demand programmes including movies, sport and a wide range of TV programmes. Selecting a favourite show, changing live channels, or scrolling forward and back through on-demand content is all made possible by a wave of a hand.

Kinect for Sky Player on Xbox 360 will also let viewers control TV with their voice to pause, fast forward, rewind and play content.

The service will be available at the launch of Kinect on November 10, 2010.