Posted on October 30, 2007, Chris Xbox 360 IPTV Not in Fall Update, Still Coming
Rumors circulated recently that the previously confirmed IPTV functionality for the Xbox 360 would be included in this year’s fall dashboard update. Microsoft has denied this, stating that the IPTV features will be available to service providers by year’s end, and they’ll be the deciding factor for when it’s released.
Apparently some of the IPTV features were revealed when a console was sent in for repair. The official statement is as follows:
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) features will only be available from the Xbox 360 through a service provider who has deployed Xbox 360 with Microsoft Mediaroom (IPTV) services. This was an isolated incident where these features were inadvertently exposed while the customer’s console was being serviced and is unrelated to the Fall Update. Xbox 360 with Microsoft Mediaroom (IPTV), will be available to service providers by the end of the year. Microsoft’s IPTV service providers will ultimately determine the timing of Xbox 360 with Microsoft Mediaroom deployments.