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Use Bing search to find content on Xbox Live and Xbox 360

Find all the great movies, apps, music, and other content that’s available to you on Xbox 360 by using Bing search. Learn how you can use your controller, a chatpad, or even Kinect voice commands to search with Bing.

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Bing search on Xbox 360

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 doesn’t search the web, or any other content sources outside of the downloads and streaming options available in your Xbox Live region.

To search 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 the Xbox 360 First-Time Connection Solution.

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.

Bing search results for 'halo' on Xbox 360

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 them 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 then choose Music.

Bing search tips

Here are some things to try if Xbox Bing search doesn't find the item you’re 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.

If you have trouble with Bing voice search, see Troubleshoot Bing voice search on Xbox 360.

Watch the following video for an overview on how to use filters in your searches:

Watch the video, “Improve your searches with filters.” Note This video is available in English only.

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 on your Xbox.

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

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