When Microsoft launched the Xbox One a month ago in the U.S, it also launched 20 streaming video apps for the console, including YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and many more. This week, Microsoft launched the first Xbox One video app since launch and its one that will make Verizon FiOS owners pretty happy.
Xbox Wire states that the Verizon FiOS Xbox One app is now available for download, allowing the five million subscribers of the TV provider in 16 states to watch up to 76 channels streaming live via the console.
So why would a Verizon FiOS user access the app to watch TV? One reason is the Xbox One's ability to let owners watch TV from inside the UI of the console. The FiOS app can "Snap" next to the TV window and open up an interesting option for football fans. The blog states:
It’s playoff season and if you want to watch two big games at the same time you can tap into your Verizon FiOS cable box using HDMI pass through and the TV app for game one and then snap the Verizon FiOS app to watch game 2 at the same time.
As usual with all Xbox One video apps, it requires a paid Xbox Live Gold subscription to access the Verizon FiOS app in addition to paying for the FiOS TV service itself.
Source: Xbox Wire | Image via Verizon FiOS