Xbox 360 with Xbox LIVE Gold membershipAn Xbox LIVE Gold membership allows you to take your Xbox 360 online to play Kinect and controller games with friends wherever they are. You can access the internet to do searches, watch videos on YouTube, or video chat with friends and family through your TV.
Xbox 360 as an HD Cable BoxThe LIVE membership enables you to instantly watch HD movies and TV shows. The Xbox LIVE membership converts your Xbox 360 console into an additional HD cable box. This means that you can access On Demand movies and shows through your Xbox 360, like you would with your HD cable box. There is no additional cost for XFINITY TV on your Xbox 360, but you must be a subscriber to XFINITY TV with On Demand, XFINITY Internet and Xbox LIVE Gold. This is an alternative to renting an additional HD box from your cable company.
We had our HD box in our kitchen because we spent most of our time there than in any room in the house. We had two other regular cable boxes in the main bedroom and family room. The problem was that this meant that we had limited channels and cannot access On Demand shows in the family room because we only had a regular cable box for the TV in that room. We already had an Xbox 360 set up and so we opted to buy an Xbox LIVE Gold membership. Within minutes of purchasing, we were connected to the internet and downloaded apps for Xfinity, HBO GO, Stars, etc. to access the movies and shows on our cable plan.
To watch XFINITY TV directly on your Xbox 360 you need the following:
- XFINITY TV with On Demand
- XFINITY Internet Service
- An Xbox 360 console and Xbox LIVE Gold subscription
- XFINITY TV App installed (the XFINITY TV App is available from the Xbox Marketplace)
- The primary account holder's Comcast ID or Comcast.net address and password