Xbox 360's AT&T TV Service Launches In November

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Having first been revealed in, oh, 2007, it seems that the Xbox 360 is finally going to be able to play nice with AT&T's U-Verse streaming TV service. Thing is, there's a catch. Well, catches.


For one, you can't just sign up and use the Xbox 360 on its own like you can with, say, almost every other type of application like this around the world. You'll need at least one digital video receiver in the house already for it to function. So the 360 is in effect (unless you already have multiple boxes and want to get rid of one) a glorified remote control.

The other catch is that if you own an Arcade Xbox 360 - ie one without a hard disk drive - then you're SOL, as the service will require HDD space to run.

If you meet those criteria and get it working, you'll be able to access U-Verse via an icon on the Xbox 360 dashboard, just like you can with things like Facebook and Twitter.

The service will be available on November 7.

AT&T U-verse customers can use Xbox 360 as a set-top box starting November 7th [Engadget]



Glorified remote control? Seriously? Well then, in what ways is it glorious/glorified? I'm not attacking the article's tone, but rather I am wondering why I'd ever want to use my 360? What benefit?