Watch Verizon FiOS on Xbox 360

Overview

Verizon FiOS TV offers the following channels of live video streamed to your Xbox 360 console:

  • CNN HD
  • Comedy Central HD
  • ESPNews HD
  • HBO HD (see Note below)
  • HBO2 HD (see Note below)
  • MTV HD
  • TBS HD
  • TNT HD
  • truTV HD

Note HBO HD and HBO2 HD are available only if HBO is part of your regular Verizon FiOS TV subscription.

What you need

To watch Verizon FiOS TV through your console, you need:

  • A Verizon FiOS TV and Internet subscription
  • An Xbox Live Gold Membership
  • At least 75 megabytes of available storage space

How to download the Verizon FiOS TV app

  1. On you console, sign in with your Xbox Live gamertag (Xbox Live Gold Membership required).
  2. Go to Apps, and then select Browse Apps.
  3. Browse for Verizon FiOS TV.
  4. Select Verizon FiOS TV to download and install the app. When the download is complete, the app automatically starts.

Watching Verizon FiOS TV on Xbox 360

  1. Sign in by using your Xbox Live gamertag.
  2. Go to TV, and then select Verizon FiOS TV to start the app.
  3. From Television in the app you can select:

    • TV Listings to open the Program Guide
    • Live TV to tune to the last-watched channel
    • Any of the featured programs displayed on the screen.

  4. Select something to watch, and then select Play.

Using the Program and Mini Guide

The Program Guide allows you to:

  • See what's on available channels and launch full-screen video
  • Check the current program and the next three programs airing on each channel
  • Find out whether programs are available in Standard or High Definition

While watching TV, press the D-pad on your Xbox controller to display the Mini Guide, which displays details of the currently-airing and next two programs on that channel. Select the Up Arrow and Down Arrow to navigate between channels.

Select Actions to access additional options to view Program Info, turn Closed Captions On or Off, return to the Mini Guide, or go to the Program Guide.

Enabling closed captions

You can turn closed captions on or off either through the Settings menu or from the Mini Guide while watching a channel.

Use Family Settings to control access to content

If you are using Xbox Family Settings to control access to movies and TV shows, Verizon FiOS TV content follows these settings. For example, if you prohibit R-rated movies or TV-MA-rated TV shows from being watched on your console, those programs will appear in the Verizon FiOS TV channels with a lock icon. To play a locked item, an adult must enter the Family Settings pass code.

For more information about how to restrict movies and TV shows using a pass code, please see Xbox 360 console parental controls.

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