It looks like Microsoft is aiming to get its Xbox 360 console into the living room of everybody out there. According to reports, Microsoft is in the midst of discussions with Comcast and Verizon to turn the Xbox 360 console into a set top cable box. Microsoft had previously announced its plans to launch an Xbox Live TV service back in June, but it didn’t offer any details besides that it was expected to arrive this fall and will have access to local channels, sports and more. And now, the recent rumors of company in talks with cable companies seem to suggest that the TV service might be closer than we think.
An Xbox 360 as a set top box would be a pretty good move for the company, seeing how it’s in the same price range as some of the other options out there, and Microsoft could probably be able to tie it in with their Windows Phone operating system by turning WP7 phones into smart remote controls with apps. Xbox owners would benefit from the move, and non-owners would probably be attracted at the idea of getting a gaming console and a set top box at the same time. What do you think?