Posted on October 12, 2010, Phil Owen Your Xbox 360 Will Work As a U-Verse Set Top Box Starting Friday
Live television is coming to the Xbox 360 on Friday. When it arrives, you’ll be able to use your Xbox 360 as a cable box and DVR with U-Verse TV.
A few notes:
- You can only use the 360 as a set-top box in a house/apartment/whatever where you have a non-360 U-Verse set-top box.
- Your 360 must have a hard drive for this to work, dumbass.
- You have to pay $99 for an “Xbox kit,” and you actually have to pay somebody to go to your home, put a disc in your Xbox and install software.If you’re a new subscriber, the technician will do that as part of the regular installation, and if you’re a current subscriber, it will cost you $55 to pay someone to put a disc in your 360′s disc drive.
What’s the point of this, then? It keeps you from having to pay for an extra box/DVR. That’s it. So it’s nice for U-Verse customers and not at all exciting for people like me, who live in a part of time in which AT&T does not offer U-Verse.