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Kinect-controlled Verizon FiOS TV on Xbox 360

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Nov 2011 11:08 User comments (2)

Kinect-controlled Verizon FiOS TV on Xbox 360 Xbox Live, Verizon subscribers will get new app.
A collaboration between Verizon and Microsoft will make a selection of live, FiOS TV channels to the Xbox 360 games console. It is only available for Xbox LIVE Gold members who also subscription to both FIOS TV and a Verizon Internet access service.

Users who have Kinect will be able to control the service using voice and gesture commands. For new customers who sign up for Verizon's triple play services (FiOS TV, 35/35Mbps Internet service and Voice), starting at $89.99 per month, a a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and the "Xbox Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary" game will be included free.

"Joining forces with Microsoft and Xbox, we are breaking the boundaries between TV and gaming, and furthering the borderless lifestyle Verizon customers enjoy with our new offers and services," said Eric Bruno, vice president of consumer and mass business product management for Verizon.

"We are putting the controls in our customers' hands, and giving them the ability to watch TV on another dynamic device that they can control with voice and gesture commands. Whether it's your Xbox, your mobile device, your PC or your traditional television, Verizon will continue to deliver the programming consumers want, where, where and how they want it."

An app to bring FiOS live TV channels to Xbox 360 will be available from next month.

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2 user comments

130.11.2011 11:30

Damn. And I just went to fios two weeks ago!

22.12.2011 11:42
Unverified new user

This bundle looks awesome on the surface, but once I started reading the details it doesn?t make much sense to me. Okay so you can watch your Fios service through the Xbox, but you still need to have the Fios box right there, the bundle only includes 26 channels, and you need Xbox gold which is fairly expensive once the promotional period runs out. No thank you, I know I might be a bit biased being a long time subscriber to DISH Network, and more recently an employee too, but I can get way more channels for less money through my satellite, and pick and choose my other services as I see fit. I prefer having more control over what I?m getting and I just don?t see how 26 channels would keep me entertained.

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