Microsoft to launch huge variety of live & on demand TV services on Xbox 360

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  1. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/oct11/10-05XBTVPR.mspx

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    Looks like a great offering. Awesome to see such a variety of sources while Apple still plods along selling music videos and TV shows by the episode.
     
  2. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    Im interested to see how it works for different Cable TV providers and no cable provider at all. Could be cool.
     
  3. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't work without a cable provider from what I have read. Also, most of this requires the highest tiers of service. You will be require to have $80 to $120 a month service. The Xfinity app on the iPad is pretty useless without a $80 a month plan.
     
  4. neiltc13 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    The BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 ones will work with no subscription whatsoever. Likely the last 7 days of content available for free streaming.
     
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    I should have specified in the U.S.

    HBOgo only works if you pay for HBO thru the service providers.

    Xfinity and VerizonFIOS and ATT U-Verse require expensive monthly plans.

    Hulu and Netflix require their own monthly fees.

    Basically, this is similar to all the existing apps for the iPad, except on an Xbox connected to TV, and a little less portable.

    Can the user search through all the "channels"/apps from one unified search box, or does the user have to search each service separately? If its the latter, than it's like having 10 different media apps on the iPad, not very convienent.
    If there is unified search, that would be great though and kudos to MS.
     
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