Good news, FiOS fans! Verizon and Microsoft have announced today that they have struck an agreement to bring live HD television channels to your Xbox 360 without any additional hardware.
Now, donít expect to get Verizonís full channel lineup on your console just yet ó according to their just-released statement, Verizon will only be bringing ďa selection of popular live TV channels to the Xbox 360.Ē So far, Verizon has 26 channels on deck, including MTV, Spike, Food Network, Comedy Central, HBO, CNN and Nickelodeon.
Even cooler is the fact that Verizonís FiOS application will have full support for the Kinect, so you can finally put the remote down and flick through channels from the comfort of your couch. Iím not sure how many people will embrace the added physical movement needed to channel surf, but the true couch-lovers can always stick to a controller.
According to the article, Comcast is on board with a similar access plan, but for their On-Demand programs, only.