The lights are on
Microsoft and Time Warner Cable announced today that mutual customers can now access over 300 channels of live television through the new dashboard app. Time Warner joins over 130 other applications on Xbox 360.
In order to access the content, you'll need to be both an Xbox Live Gold member and a Time Warner subscriber. Once you authenticate your cable service, you'll have access to HBO, MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, AMC, and more.
According to Microsoft, the Time Warner app offers more channels than any other television partnership. It can be downloaded via the Xbox 360 dashboard.
[Source: Xbox Wire]
Our TakeI have Verizon FiOS service, and the live television app has been available for a number of months. I used it once, and abandoned it after seeing how limiting the selection was. Time Warner seems to have a better slate of offerings.
Time Warner customers don't need the Xbox 360 to get live television, but those that are enamored of the Kinect features might want to give it a try.
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Sounds nice and all but I could just switch back to the TV rather than overheating my 360 by keeping it on when Im not playing games
i cut the cable cord months ago and im never looking back. Netflix, redbox, or whatever is better.
Yawn, not impressed Microsoft ***.
No thanks, that's what my DVR is for.
tried it earlier today, but couldn't get the live TV to work. admittedly, it could be an issue with my internet connection, so I'll have to try again. still, it seemed like a decent service. If I can get it working right, it may be a nice alternative to having multiple cable boxes in the house. may save some money in the long run
I'm using this app right now and it's pretty sweet! I didn't have a cable box hooked up to the tv i game on so i couldn't watch cable on it and now i can. I'm all for adding features and apps the more my console does the better i don't see how any way this app is a bad thing. not to mention i can still party chat and all that good stuff with my buddies while watching breaking bad and whatever show is on that night!