“AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) officials announced that Xbox 360 gaming consoles can now be used by U-verse TV customers as set-top boxes, DigitalTrends.com reports Monday.
AT&T’s U-verse TV offering, paired with the Xbox 360, will allow for the gaming consoles to be used in place of at-home U-verse receivers to access live television through the Xbox 360 dashboard, as well as allow users to chat with Xbox Live users and receive game invitations.
David Christopher, chief marketing officer of AT&T Mobility, said in a statement, “”Now you can get our award-winning U-verse services on your big screen TV, online, on your mobile phone, and integrated with your Xbox 360. Our IPTV strategy is putting AT&T at the forefront by delivering U-verse content where you want it.””
Users will also be able to play DVR recordings, as well as change from game mode to TV mode without replacing television inputs.
In order to do so, however, users will have to pay a $99 fee to AT&T to receive an Xbox 360 kit to install the changes, and get a $55 service installation from an AT&T technician.
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