Xbox 360 Becomes a FiOS Cable Box Next Month, Starting With 26 Channels

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Starting next month with 26 channels, FioS customers will be able to start watching live cable TV through their Xbox 360s, the internet and cable provider said today.

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To access the service customers will need to subscribe to both FiOS TV and FiOS Internet and be Xbox LIVE Gold members. The service, will require downloading a free app for the Xbox 360, will also support Kinect voice and gesture controls.

Verizon is also kicking off a new package for people wanting to switch over to their service. The offer includes triple-play service with FiOS TV, FiOS 35/35 Mbps Internet service and Verizon voice service, starting at $89.99 a month. The offer also includes a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and the "Xbox Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary" game. It is available through Jan. 21.

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While the service is launching with 26 channels, Verizon says they do plan to add more. You can check availability here. You can check out the full channel listing here.

Get in the Game with FiOS TV on Xbox [Verizon]


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I spend over 90 dollars just for internet/phone but I have the fastest internet connection AT&T provides. I also spend 65 bucks on DirecTV. I am trying to find a alternate way to get both and this might be it. Any thoughts from anyone. Is 35/35 Mbps suitable enough for online gaming? I like it fast so I am not hampered with any problems. I see they are saying starting price so they might have other options to upgrade.