So the Xbox 360 is getting live TV channels that will be provided by Verizon FiOS. That’s great for non cord cutters.
For people look for an opportunity to “cut the cord” and looking for alternative means of ingesting content, this here isn’t it. To watch FiOS programming through your Xbox 360, you have to subscribe to FiOS internet and TV. In addition to that, you’ll have to be a Xbox Live customer.
This feature is good for extending FiOS programming to other rooms in a home. Instead of buying or renting a cable box from their cable company, a person can just use their Xbox and get the same live TV. The app is free and the Xbox Live membership costs $60 per year. Kinect controls will also be integrated for those who like to wave their hands around and yell at their TVs.
The channel list isn’t that bad including big hitters like HBO and TNT. They are mostly HD with some SD channels like the Boomering channel. The list of channels available are: BET, Cinemax, CNN, Comedy Central, ESPNews, Food Network, HBO 2, HBO, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, TBS, TNT, Travel Channel, truTV, VH1, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, DIY, Hallmark Channel, HLN, MTV2, Nick Jr, TCM and TV Land.