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People Now Use Xbox More for Services like Netfilx than Playing Online Games

People Now Use Xbox More for Services like Netfilx than Playing Online Games

by Ben RunningsMarch 28, 2012

Do you still use your Xbox for games? Get with the times you old fogey!

A new study has revealed that the average household spends 84 hours a month on Xbox Live. And over half of that time is spent watching videos or listening to music, not playing online games.

Most people are probably surprised by this revelation, but not me. Given the proliferation of services like Netflix and how most people don’t spend their nights killing noobs in Call of Duty, it makes sense.

The 84 hour number is up by 30% from only a year ago but is still far away from the average time a household spends watching TV in a month(150 hours).

This announcement comes right after Microsoft added the HBO Go app to the Xbox on Tuesday. Microsoft plans on adding more and more services like this as time goes on and there are currently 36 different entertainment apps on the Xbox.

The Xbox is quickly becoming the nation’s media hub and I can’t argue that that is a bad thing.

Source: L. A. Times

About The Author
Ben Runnings
Ben Runnings
Ben graduated from college-land with a degree in game design and now spends his time working for the 'man.' A Genesis kid growing up, it wasn't until he stumbled upon Ocarina of Time that he drove head first into gaming. Hobbies include: continuing to learn Japanese, playing videogames (duh), reading (in Japanese and English), writing (also duh), and rock climbing. He has also recently gotten back into PC gaming after many years of having terrible computers and loves it.
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  • Saundra Jarvie

    In December, Cablevision introduced that HBO Go will be obtainable to its buyers “in the following few months.” I was pondering if anyone has noticed something about when that will be? Thanks!

  • Cecilia Osburn

    where can i find on-line multiplayer video games that you dont have to download? i dont want to play MMORPG video games i just want on the internet multiplayer types like bomb wars and stuff. thanks

  • Keaton

    where can i find online multiplayer games that you dont have to download? i dont want to play MMORPG games i just want online multiplayer ones like bomb wars and stuff. thanks

  • supernerd567

    What are some online games that your don’t have to download
    and are free.

  • Roar me R

    My Xbox is upstairs and the internet is in the basement. I want to connect the xbox 360 to xbox live wirelessly without buying anything. I have a wireless network in my house. I have a pc but its not wireless but I have a mac and its wireless but i don’t think it will work on the mac. Can anyone help me?

  • XplicitzZ

    Same for the Max Go… Thinking about purchasing the Apple TV, but this would be a deal breaker if it does not.

  • jordenkotor

    Characters come into steam room or sauna “waiting room” wearing nothing but a towel and greeted by a janitor and ask what will happen to them with no actual answer and by the end of the show they enter a door where the other side is pitch black and go on to there destination.

  • wwwavid360gamercom

    On May 7th…in Madison Square Garden…that one…does it cost money to go there? Thanks!

  • Chris R

    It’s already aired on HBO Go but not on the app I have for the xbox 360. Is there a delay? I’ve already restarted the app but it still only goes up to episode 9 of season 2.

  • Miguel M

    i know that hbo go is free for hbo subscribers.. but my cable package does not come with hbo, and I want hbo go for my xbox live account.. how much is it to subscribe?

  • mmminja

    I can get HBO GO on my lap top, but not on the Kindle Fire? What could be wrong? Help.

  • Armas

    I really wish I had HBO to watch my shows but I’d have to pay 17 dollars a month. That’s too much! I heard about HBO go. What is it? Do I have to be with HBO in order to get it? I wouldn’t mind watching it online

  • louisewoods1984

    I was hoping to use the hbo go app on my phone to watch true blood. i have time warner cable but idk the username and password. can someone give me thiers?

  • Jamal

    Whenever I watch a show or movie on HBO GO the quality really sucks and goes in and out of being clear I know its not just my computer because it has happened when I watched at my boyfriends house on his computer also. Has this happened to anyone else? What do I do?

  • thexbox360player

    I don’t have HBO or Showtime and have been thinking about getting them for sometime now. Now that both have their On Demand programs, I’m even more interested. My girl friend and I have started watching True Blood, The Wire, Dexter, and some others. So what I want to know is that do they have all their original shows on there? And are all the current and past episodes on there?