Zattoo takes live TV to Xbox 360
Jörn Krieger | 12-12-2012
Internet TV platform Zattoo has rolled out its service to the Xbox 360 in Germany, enabling the owners of Microsoft's games console to watch the live-streams of over 50 TV channels on their TV sets.
Access to the service is through the Xbox 360's Internet connection. The live TV offering provided by Zattoo is – just as on the open Internet – free of charge and finances itself through the commercials shown when launching the service and during channel-switching.
The Xbox 360 application is the first Zattoo app for a games console. Users who are already registered for Zattoo on their PC, smartphone or tablet can utilise their existing customer account for the Xbox 360.
Also new on the Xbox 360 in Germany are sports channel Sport1 and European cultural channel ARTE. The Sport1 app offers free of charge news and highlight videos as well as fee-based live sports and pay-TV channel Sport1+ as a live stream. ARTE uses its app to bring the catch-up service ARTE +7 to TV screens enabling viewers to watch full-length programmes they missed on television up to seven days after airing.
The apps provided by Zattoo, Sport1 and ARTE are free of charge, but access requires an Xbox LIVE Gold membership which costs €60 per year.