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October 9th, 2011, 18:48
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The good news for everyone anyone using their Xbox 360 as a AT&T U-verse set-top box (http://www.engadget.com/tag/xbox360,u-verse), is that it will be upgraded as a part of the new dashboard update (http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/05/microsoft-reveals-new-tv-providers-on-xbox-360-in-the-us-and-int/) coming this fall. that means support for the integrated search, new UI and control via voice or gestures with Kinect. The bad news? After the update, it will only work if you're also a subscriber to Xbox Live Gold. No problem if you were already shelling out in order to get your Gears 3 co-op on, but not so awesome if you weren't planning on buying the gaming package just to watch some TV. Giant Bomb has talked to Microsoft and of the new services, some, like the BBC, may be accessible without a paid-up Gold pass, but for HBO Go, Dailymotion and others you'll need to toss some cash Redmond's way. To ease the pain, AT&T is tossing a one-time $60 credit towards its users with the package -- still no word on whether or not you'll need to pay that installation fee (http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/11/atandt-brings-u-verse-to-windows-phone-7-xbox-360/) for a new setup after the upgrade goes through.