Dotscreen, a French firm specialising in multi-screen applications, has designed a jukebox for Deezer on the Microsoft Xbox 360.
The musical streaming service is now available to all European customers with an Xbox Live subscription. Having previously used the firm to develop its application for the leading brands of connected TV, Deezer decided to call upon Dotscreen to tackle the challenge of the Xbox game console.
In Discovery Mode, the new Deezer application provides access to several thousand thematic radio stations and over 20 million tracks (in 30 second clips), all totally free of charge. Those who subscribe to Deezer Premium+ will have access to all their playlists, and unlimited access to Deezer’s full music catalogue.
Dotscreen has fine-tuned the application to make it compatible with Kinect technology. Users will consequently be able to control the service by gesture as well as voice. Each console can be simultaneously connected to as many as three Deezer accounts, thereby multiplying the opportunities to share tracks and discover other users’ musical tastes.
Dotscreen is one of the few firms in the world to hold Xbox developer status.