So, Americans have finally joined the ranks of nations that can use their Xbox 360 to watch TV on. For those wondering, here's how it all works.

Sure sounds a lot more convoluted than, say, the British (or upcoming Australian) solution, which is...have a subscription to the relevant service, plug your Xbox 360 into the TV and it just works.

Then again, a convoluted solution is better than no solution at all, especially since Sony hasn't been able to release its own console set-top box in North America as it has in other markets.

[via Joystiq]