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Verizon Beefs Up FiOS TV App For Xbox

Verizon Communications said it has unleashed an updated version of its FiOS TV app for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One that adds 14 live channels to the mix while also enabling access without requiring users to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold. 

Users who tap in will still need to log in with their FiOS TV credentials to unlock the app’s menu of live TV channels.

With the update, the following channels have been added to the live TV lineup: AMC HD, AXS TV, beIN Sport, beIN Sport Espanol, Bloomberg TV,Cine Sony, Cooking Channel, Encore, Showtime, Showtime Extreme, Sony Movie Channel, Starz, Trinity Broadcast, and Universal Sport. With those factored in, the console app now offers 88 live TV channels, Verizon said.

In May, Microsoft announced that it would no longer require users to subscribe to the now more gaming-focused Xbox Live Gold service, which runs $60 per year, for most of the entertainment apps delivered via its gaming platform, including Twitch, VUDU, HBO GO, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Crackle and FOX NOW, among many others.

For those who stick with a Gold subscription, Microsoft is expanding the titles offered through its Games with Gold program, while also offering exclusive discounts to several titles.

Here's the live TV lineup that Verizon currently offers via the FiOS TV app for Xbox:

  1. A&E
  2. ABC Family
  3. American Heros
  4. Animal Planet
  5. BBC America
  6. BBC Word News
  7. BET
  8. Boomerang
  9. Bravo
  10. CARTOON Network
  11. Centric
  12. Cinemax
  13. CMT
  14. CNBC
  15. CNN
  16. Comedy Central
  17. Discovery
  18. Disney
  19. Disney Jr.
  20. Disney XD
  21. DIY
  22. E!
  23. Epix
  24. ESPNews
  25. Esquire TV
  26. Food Network
  27. Fox Business
  28. Fox News
  29. FX
  30. Galavision
  31. H2
  32. Hallmark
  33. HBO
  34. HBO2
  35. Headline News
  36. HGTV
  37. History
  38. IFC
  39. Investigative Discovery
  40. Lifetime
  41. Lifetime Movie
  42. Military History
  43. MSNBC
  44. MTV
  45. MTV@
  46. MTVJams
  47. Nat Geo Wild
  48. Nat Geographic
  49. Nickelodeon
  50. Nick Jr.
  51. NickToons
  52. Oprah Network
  53. OXYGEN
  54. Science
  55. SPIKE
  56. Sprout
  57. Syfy
  58. TBS
  59. TCM
  60. TeenNick
  61. Tennis
  62. TheHub
  63. TLC
  64. TNT
  65. Travel
  66. Tr3s
  67. TruTV
  68. TVGuide Network
  69. TV ONE
  70. TVLAND
  71. USA
  72. VH1
  73. VH1SOUL
  74. WE TV
  75. AMC HD
  76. AXS TV
  77. beIN Sport
  78. beIN Sport Espanol
  79. Bloomberg TV
  80. Cine Sony
  81. Cooking Channel
  82. Encore
  83. Showtime
  84. Showtime Extreme
  85. Sony Movie Channel
  86. Starz
  87. Trinity Broadcast
  88. Universal Sport