On Tuesday, Microsoft gave cable and Internet viewers brand new apps for their Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles, giving them more reasons to use them over their traditional cable boxes. The new apps for Verizon FiOS and Time Warner Cable will please many console owners starting today.
As the Xbox platform for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One continue to evolve, the need to bring in cable and Internet companies to them is highly important. The inclusion of these two new apps should give users who use their Xbox units along with cable services more reasons to love their Xbox’s.
Xbox 360 Time Warner Cable Updates
On Tuesday, Microsoft and Xbox finally updated the Xbox 360 app to include the video-on-demand service that many have been asking for with the app. The new Time Warner Cable App now includes over 5,000 titles on demand for users to enjoy, and should keep Time Warner Cable subscribers entertained with the new app.
With the Xbox 360 app, users can also chat with other Time Warner Cable users via the messaging feature. Users will have to be subscribers to Time Warner Cable though to use this application, and to fully use the app. But, for the millions who currently are Time Warner Cable and Xbox 360 users, this will be huge for them.
Xbox One Gets Verizon FiOS
The other news from Microsoft and their Xbox consoles is on the Xbox One front. On Tuesday, FiOS app that users who currently use the Verizon FiOS TV service. With the app, over 74 different live channels will be streamed using the app, and this will give those looking to enjoy their Xbox One units even further.
The Verizon FiOS app is the first TV provider to stream live TV all the way directly to the Xbox One, and it will act just like another app on the Xbox One. The app also features Kinect support for voice and gesture controls, and has a ton of other features that Verizon FiOS users and Xbox One users will greatly enjoy. The addition of this app to the Xbox One will surely make Verizon FiOS customers happy.
Both of these additions are great news for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Microsoft has a strong relationship with these companies, and these new apps show that.