Microsoft today announced that Time Warner Cable will launch a live TV app for the Xbox 360 later this summer. The app is said to bring \”up to 300\” live TV channels to the console, and will be controllable through voice commands with the Kinect. The service will only be available to existing TWC subscribers and Xbox Live Gold members, per usual, but it\’ll join existing apps like ESPN, HBO Go, Comcast\’s Xfinity On Demand and Verizon\’s FiOS TV in expanding the aging console\’s multimedia efforts.
As for whether or not the TWC TV app will come to Xbox One, Microsoft was only willing to say that it\’ll share more details about the next-gen system\’s entertainment options \”in the coming months.\” The company previously showcased the Xbox One\’s ability to switch between a live TV overlay and regular console usage in its reveal event this past May.
Microsoft has received some flak from consumers for allegedly not focusing enough on games with its new machine, and while it has reversed certain policies regarding DRM and used games, it doesn\’t appear to be backing down from its all-in-one entertainment aspirations. How that will affect the Xbox One\’s chances against Sony\’s PlayStation 4 will be known when both consoles launch later this year.
Source: Xbox Wire