TV Coming to Xbox via Verizon FiOS Internet
Microsoft and Xbox are teaming together to offer television to Xbox LIVE subscribers. Verizon FiOS Internet and TV access will be available to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers. Customers will be able to watch a variety of live television channels straight from their game console. Another cool feature is that customers will be able to integrate their TV experience using the Xbox 360 Kinect.
Starting next month there will be an application on the Xbox dashboard where customers can select TV and stream 26 live channels straight to their TV from their console. There is no need for a cable box or any other hardware. In order for the service to be available customers must be subscribed to both Verizon FiOS Television and Internet.
According to StopTheCap!, Verizon is offering a discount.
“New customers who sign up online for FiOS TV service can take advantage of a special offer that includes triple-play service with FiOS TV, FiOS 35/35 Mbps Internet service and Verizon voice service, starting at $89.99 a month. In addition, the offer includes a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and the “Xbox Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary” game. The discounted offer is available through Jan. 21.”
The actual full price cost for this service as well as usage limits have not yet been released, but we are looking forward to finding out more from Verizon on this feature sometime later this month.