It’s been reported that Xbox live is being redesigned to offer access to a wide variety of providers such as Verizon FiOs, Comcast xfinity, and HBO.
It’s an interesting move, and I hope it gets more people to consider cutting the cord. As the EW article says, “The modern television-navigating experience is awful. You know it. Your parents know it. Steve Jobs knew it. The American television landscape is dominated by a few cable providers which run on frail operating systems that are basically just less charming versions of the Prevue Channel. ” So why deal with it when you can select very specifically the content that you want to watch – and pay for only that content?
If you’re in the mood for some eye rolling, read down to the comments of the EW article. They are as enlightening as ever. Some people still don’t get how paying for cable is different than pay for the internet (which is all you need to take advantage of something like what Xbox is offering, or to use Hulu and Netflix on a PS3 like I do).