Time Warner Cable and Microsoft have inked a deal to bring scads of TV channels to the Xbox 360.
Later this summer, Time Warner Cable will launch its TV application on Xbox Live, bringing up to 300 live TV channels to the Xbox 360. The service will be available only to those who are current Time Warner Cable customers and who subscribe to Xbox Live Gold.
According to Microsoft, Time Warner Cable's channel offerings will include AMC, Bravo, Comedy Central, and CNN. The app will also work with voice controls through the company's Kinect sensor.
Microsoft has been making a strong push into entertainment with its Xbox 360, and hopes to continue that with the upcoming Xbox One. Last month, the company showed off several entertainment-focused features in the next-generation Xbox One, including one that overlays the Xbox interface over live television. Microsoft has promised that the Xbox One will allow users to instantly switch between watching live TV and playing a game.
Details are a tad bit slim on the Time Warner Cable integration at the moment. However, the companies have promised more details before the Time Warner Cable TV app launches in the Xbox Live Marketplace later this summer.
Similar Time Warner Cable apps are already available on Roku boxes, iOS and Android devices. The Xbox 360, meanwhile, also already offers similar cable apps (albeit with more limited channel lineups) for Fios and Comcast Xfinity customers.