Use Bing search to find content

Find movies and other content in Xbox Live stores

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You can use the power of Bing search to find content, such as movies, apps, and music, on Xbox Live or on your Xbox 360 console.

Note Bing search on Xbox will search through any content available via Xbox Live in your region only. It does not search the web, or any other content sources outside of the downloads and streaming options available in your Xbox Live region.

To search Xbox Live for content, you need to be connected to Xbox Live (sign in using your Xbox Live gamertag). To find out how to connect to Xbox Live, see Wired connection or Wireless connection.

Note This feature is not currently available in Japan.

How to use Bing search

You can use Bing search in one of two ways:

  • Using Kinect voice commands
  • Using a controller or chatpad
Search using your voice

If you have a Kinect sensor connected to your Xbox 360 console, you can just say what you want to find. Say "Xbox Bing…" and then whatever you want to search for.

Note Bing voice search is currently available only in English, in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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For example, you can say "Xbox Bing Halo" to search for games, downloadable content, or even music and movies that include the word "Halo.”
Search using a controller or chatpad
  1. From the Xbox Dashboard, go to Bing.
  2. Press A on your controller to bring up the on-screen keyboard, or type your search text using an Xbox 360 Chatpad.

Once you see the search results, you can filter the results using the green filter button in the top left corner of the screen. For example, if you want to see the music results for Halo, select the filter button, and choose Music.

If you have trouble with Bing voice search, see the Troubleshoot Bing Voice Search on Xbox 360 page.

Bing search tips

Here are some things to try if Xbox Bing search doesn't find the item you are looking for:

  • Try to shorten your search to one or two key words, to see if this helps return the content you want.
  • If the content is new, it may not be in our search database yet. Try browsing for content in the Games, Music, Video, or Apps stores.
Watch the following video for an overview of how to use filters in your searches:

Watch the video, “Improve your searches with filters.”

Family Settings and Bing search

Just as with Xbox Live content, you may use Family Settings to restrict what content will be returned and accessed in Bing search. For example, if you wish to restrict access to adult-rated movies or shows, you can do this through the built-in parental controls of your Xbox.

For more information on how to configure Family Settings and parental controls, see Xbox 360 console parental controls.

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