Xbox One owners can get an early preview of FX's new TV show Chozen

There won't be a new game released for Microsoft's Xbox One for a few more weeks, but starting on Monday owners of the console will be able to check out the first episode of a new FX animated series before the rest of the world gets to see it a week later.

Xbox Wire reports that Chozen will debut on the Xbox One's FXNOW streaming video service on January 6th. The first episode won't be broadcast on the FX cable network until January 13th. The show is animated by the same studio that handles FX's super-spy satire Archer.

As far as Chozen is concerned, Microsoft offers up a description that makes it clear this animated series is not for kids:

Chozen is an animated comedy about the title character, a gay white rapper fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message, Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his rightful position as the world's top rap artist. With a new world view shaped by his time in prison, Chozen's music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo and misogyny that are synonymous with rap music.

Microsoft will soon be offering their own original video content for Xbox One owners, including a recently announced documentary that will center on how millions of E.T. game copies for the Atari 2600 were buried in a New Mexico landfill.

Source: Xbox Wire | Image via FX

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MS needs to partner with cable and satellite companies to offer discounted Xbox Ones on a subsidized contract. $99 down on a 2 year contract would be in line with what it costs for a typical DVR. They should also come out with an XBox TV that does only the media streaming services and has an HDMI in like the Xbox One or has an integrated tuner like a cable box (Kinect optional) for other rooms that could cost $99 or $5/month. They also need to release a media remote for the Xbox One and a chat pad.

I thought about this, but cable companies might see the Xbox One as predatory since they want you to stream from their services and produce TV shows of their own. You'd also have to get an Xbox One AND a DVR/cable box, since Xbox One doesn't accept a cable connection directly.

What if MS says they can have a cut of the sales of the Movies that are purchased Via Xbox Video on a subsidized device? It would be easy to setup. Most of the cable companies are moving to cloud based DVRs since it is easier to support, they just need to have enough storage to keep about a year's video content. Its more cost effective to do this with a list of shows and dates than to have individual units which break, are known have horrible UIs, and be slow. An App on the Xbox One could and does do this with services like Hulu, Netflix, Verizon(live streaming), Xfinity(On demand), TWC(live and on demand) and a number of other services. if there is a problem with an Xbox One, Send a replacement and ship the broken one back to MS for repairs. I think it could work.

Seems more like product placement and advertising than a feature. Will the Kinect track if people smile or laugh during the show and give the advertiser that valuable feedback? Disclosure would be good

Isn't that the point? Anyway, it seems interesting to me. I don't like ads on the dashboard but I don't mind a free sample video in the streaming video section where it belongs. And it's a whole episode, not a trailer or clip that says "check your TV for the rest!". This is doing it right. I like the idea of pairing it with additional special features as well. Bravo FX.

Having separate apps for separate TV channels seems awkward and annoying though. If only it could be consolidated, but I guess that's what Netflix is for.