Coming Soon to Xbox: Comcast VOD and a Few Live FiOS TV Channels

Services to be available via game console in the next few months

Comcast and Verizon officially announced that they're hooking up with Microsoft to let TV customers use the Xbox 360 game console as a set-top box later this year -- but for now, Comcast subs will only be able to access video-on-demand content, while FiOS TV will offer just a few "popular" channels rather than the full programming lineup.

AT&T U-verse TV has offered the Xbox as a set-top option to customers, with access to all content and DVR recordings, since October 2010.

Comcast's Xfinity On Demand service will be available "in the coming months," according to a blog post by chief technology officer Tony Werner.

The cable operator's subscribers will be able to access "several thousand assets from our VOD library -- including top movies and premium cable," spokeswoman Jenni Moyer said.

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