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The Xbox 360 is Getting Vudu, HBO Go, Verizon FiOS, Xfinity and More   Print E-mail
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Written by Dick Ward   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011

The Xbox 360 isn't a game system that gets talked about much when it comes to home theater setups.  It had the exclusive on Netflix streaming for a while, but once that hit the PS3 it became the go-to for HD enthusiasts thanks to the built-in Blu-ray capabilities.The newest update to the Xbox 360 brings Lovefilm and Epix to the system, but that's just the beginning.  By the end of December 360 owners will have access to Vudu, Crackle, Dailymotion and a UFC streaming app.

Verizon customers will be able to watch live and on-demand TV right on the Xbox when the FiOS app launches this month. In early 2012, Microsoft will be adding Xfinity on Demand for Comcast subscribers as well as HBO Go, MLB.tv and CinemaNow. This isn't going to replace your DVR and it's not the service that's going to let you drop your cable, but it makes the Xbox 360 look far more attractive.  Like the PS3 can be seen as a Blu-ray player that does games too, the 360 is like a really good set-top box that also plays games.

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