In a major deal struck this morning, Time Warner customers will be able to watch their content via Xbox Live on the Xbox 360.
So basically people who have a cable subscription can now use their xbox to watch cable instead of using the cable box in which u pay a monthly fee to rent. :-/
and you only get 300 channels...with your cable box, you get way more than that!
it depends what you pay bro I have time warner and i sure i have at least 400 channels
I have over 1000 TV channels......And nothing to watch.
He means that with the Xbox.. You ONLY get 300. With your regular box... you get more.
Right..because you know how many channels EVERYONE gets on their cable box, regardless of what plan they have. /facepalm
This is pretty useless. Pay $60 for Live to unlock the ability to pay for a subscription to Time Warner. I don't see the point in using the Xbox as a simple component cable.
@hammond its useless for u maybe. I dont watch more then 20 different channels on. Even if you have over 1000 channels available to watch. How many of them are spanish channels? Theres like 9 or 10 espn related channels. Realisticly you watch a fraction what you pay for. This is just a added feature for xbl. If you pay for live to watch tv and thats it your a dumbass. Thats no reason to nullify xbl or the deal they work out.
i just hope this isnt like the how the cable works currently on the 360. i tried to watch tv via the xbox live and even though i have those channels, i cannot watch it via xbox live becuz i need the HD form of those channels, or it needs to be compatible to the ones offered on xbox live. i cannot watch the channel simply becuz i have the channel. microsoft made this so complicated and stupid. out of all the channels they offered, only 1 channel was fully compatible with my time warner cable. let's see how this deal works out, hopefully i can watch all those channels i have. u guys need to try this out for urself first, its not what it seems, or maybe im just retarded and couldnt get it to work properly. perhaps its the type of cable package u need from time warner cable, i advise u specifically tell time warner cable u want the package that can be used on the xbox live.
All the apps online completely trump cable. I can't believe I ever paid for hundreds of channels and only watched like 3 or 4 at all. HULU and Netflix = $15. Xbox LIVE and Cable = $120 plus. You watch the same stuff on both. Just seems like a complete jip.
That not really a bad thing as far as a second cable box option goes. As long as the Xbox One can handle the stress of being on a lot. Monthly fees for cable boxes are too high (especially HD boxes) I'd go for this and save about a $120 a year. Now If the Xbox bricks then you are out of a cable box and console. :-(
i'm pretty sure you will get charged a fee to access TWC, or any other cable app for that matter, through your xbox. Do you think they would give up revenues from extra cable box rentals in a "deal" There's no "deal" for TWC if they lose revenue through less cable boxes rented. Something to think about
An HD converter from my cable provider costs me $1 a month. That's $12 a year per set to watch HD programming on any additional TVs I own. They DO charge $7.95 a month for a HD converter with DVR functionality and 500 gigs of HDD space. To each his own but I'd rather spend the $96 a year and get a DVR with 500 gigs of storage space than own a set top box for a voice cognitive UI and a $60 a year fee to access programming I already paid for.
I could be wrong but I think you need a cable box and the xbox acts as a pass through. You can't just use the xbox as your cable box. At least that's how I took it at the reveal event.
no you pay for your cable box 120, xbox, and xbox live cable box = $15-20 a month cable = $60+ a month xbox one = $500 xbox live= $60 a year (could have a low monthly fee with these new features. prices are adding up. you got car payments to make, insurance payments, video games to buy, loans etc simple solution to all of this is get a ps4 saves you money
It allows you to use your xbox as a cable box instead of paying another monthly fee for a box in another room. At least that's what I believe it will do.
there's slight to zero chance that TWC will give up revenues in extra cable boxes, just for you to circumvent and bolster microsoft's revenues. expect an additional monthly access fee somewhere along the way.
the truth ( for me at least) Cable/phone/Tv- $115 xboxone - $500 3 years of live- $84(black friday deals) well i can still pay for my car and other bills, and still get a PS4( just hoping i can get some deals on PS+ because i have never payed more then $36 for xbox live)
What is the benefit though. I want to play games....somebody wants to watch tv....what happens then ? In a normal situation....I would have the xbox hooked up not to the main tv so I could play when I want to....makes sense huh ? This just actually causes one more problem, unless you live by yourself in which case it would probably be a decent feature. If your using the xbox to watch tv.....then it's gaming features serve no purpose, and why wouldn't you just watch normal tv anyways. If your not gaming and watching tv..there is no purpose for the XB1....if your gaming...there is no purpose for the cable.... Can't do both at once like you can with Wii U so where is the appeal ? It actually realistically/potentially causes more problems than it solves.
Microsoft: "b-b-but, Gamers who play Gears/COD/Halo love TV and Time Warner, right?! - Xbox One is so much better because of this!"
Great when can I play it? oh? its not a game...... oh duh why would there be games talk on a games console.
Technically you can play it, you start up the app!!!
Oh yeah, I agree, much better to stay in the last century. If apple did this it would be awesome...
Where's Apple's game console?
Look up 'If' in the Oxford Dictionary. Thank you, have a nice day.
The hell? Who told you u could "play" a tv app?
LOL "live TV channels to Xbox 360 for Xbox Live Gold members" so you have to pay for Gold as well... gotta love it.
Doesn't matter. Next gen, you will pay for Live or PSN+.
Yeah, but I can use Netflix and other apps WITHOUT paying for online as well...
Well its a game console not a netflix box LOL.
Damn, Pachter was right.
I guess people don't see the big picture of what's going on here. Most of you are shunning away with this option the One can do. MS pulls this off with most cable subscribers and can offer the One for customers for a cheaper price (smart marketing move). Now, fact is there are some guys out there that will use the One for the Sports Fantasy and NFL Sunday Ticket. I game early. And when 12 pm hits, I'm watching Fox Sports and NFL all day. #ManLaw
They see it, they just pretend that they don't for obvious reasons. If MS subsidizes the One with a two year Time Warner cable contract, it'll be an extremely successful business move.
But MIcrosoft has never said that's what they're going to do. You can't see something that's not there.
Remember how Netflix is one of the most used functionality of consoles? Well, what do you think TV will be? There are far more people watching TV than playing games. This is great news and I hope this comes to other cable tv providers. Also, please include Xbox One! I will be skyping, watching TV and gaming at the same time. Xbox One really DOES everything! :D I couldn't resist. Disagree away, I don't care.
"it'll be an extremely successful business move." That will mean nothing for gaming. In fact, MS could give the XB1 the current level of support they're giving the 360. Which is to say minimal. Rely on 3rd party support.
Microsoft hasn't announced any kind of subsidization deals. Maybe one day, but I don't think they'd have held that back at E3 when they announced the price if it was going to be something available by launch. It would create a fiasco of cancelled preorders, tension with retailers, and more confusion if they announced it anytime between now and November. As it stands, Microsoft's message is "You can buy the device for $500, pay $60 per year for Gold, and then tie it to your existing cable subscription." Great news for anyone sold on the Xbox One, Xbox Gold, and cable in general. Not particularly exciting for anyone that doesn't fall in that circle. @LogicWins and @Cherchez La Ghost - You guys aren't pre-ordering the device then I presume? You're waiting for the subsidized pricing, correct? Not poking at you, just honestly wondered what your plans were with the assumption that subsidies were coming.
^^I'll be buying the One when it hits $399. The subsidized thing doesnt interest me personally.
So let me get this straight...First MS came out with the kinect in which you have to move and get exercise to play some games...now Xbox One is doing the complete opposite and pretty much made a whole system where you can stay on your couch and get as fat as you want because they want you to watch as much TV and movies as possible and browse the web, and play games...without ever moving. damn okay. As if Americans arent fat enough already.
If Americans are obese TV addicts, then thats on them. MS nor Time Warner(nor Sony for that matter) are in the health business. Its the consumers responsibility to game and consume media with moderation.
Oh I know and personally dont care one bit. People can do whatever they want its just interesting :)
I thought this TV thing would include silver accounts. Wouldn't need XBL, just the system hooked up to a cable box. Should have known better. And what if you're no a Time Warner subscriber?
If you are not a Time Warner subscriber then you wouldn't care. I'm surprised you can't see the benefit of watching tv, seeing a friend sign into his live account and getting an invite to play a game. With this feature you will have access to your friends while watching tv. Sounds like a good thing.
Urm then you don't download and use the app??!!! That's just like saying 'cool apple just came out with this app to do this but I don't have an iphone - that sucks'
I still can't fathom what's wrong with a controller *Clicks to HDMI 2*
Using an app is far superior to a cable box. So much easier to set up favorites and search for programs. And it's nice not to have to rent a cable box either.
I don't think I've ever heard of renting a cable box. That you still need if you want to use the X1 TV features.
This has nothing to do with Xbox One. This is an IPTV app for Xbox 360. And most cable companies charge a monthly fee to use a cable box.
M$ flexing its muscles. Ive been telling everyone there trying to build the perfect machine. Not just a gaming device
This news is on the wrong website because it will dismissed almost instant.
Cable in US is in free fall for couple of years now.Basically you get a metric shit-ton of channels and nothing to watch, people slowly discovering advantage of on demand services and flexibility of pay for what you wanna watch not what was bundled together for $120 a month. I think M$ is striking those deals because there is always a chance of bringing new subscriber via console, especially when you push 80 millions units over its lifespan... all potential subscribers. On the other hand its a hidden war against AppleTV which provides on demand features to something like 13 million customers. The difference is AppleTV costs $99 while this all in one God like device who was suppose to be a gaming machine 1st expensive as fawk.
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What's this new "television" service i keep hearing about!? I NEED AN XBOX ONE
It's for Xbox 360
Hope they work with Charter next.
When Xbox 360 drops to 99$ it will be a big competition to Apple TV.
I have friends on the East coast that say Time Warner is horrible when it comes to price and internet. It's something like 50mbs for $80/month. For $20/month more I get 150mbs with Cox.
Wait. Isn't the xbone. Supposed to have all this amazing TV technology? now all the sudden the 360 can do it too? What are you paying $500 for again?
This is a great move. I like the idea of replacing my cable box. One less thing to plug in, one less thing to hook up to my TV.
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