Skip Nav
Geek Culture
49 Free Templates For the Coolest Jack-o'-Lantern on the Block
Geek Culture
Why '80s Babies Are Different Than Other Millennials
Geek Culture
Break the Internet With These Clever Costumes

Xbox Live Is Surpassing Cable Subscriptions

Xbox Live May Be Growing Faster Than Cable

Microsoft's Xbox 360 is a popular gaming system, but fans can use for much more than games given its streaming capabilities and Internet connectivity. Xbox Live, Microsoft's Xbox content service, now has 25 million subscribers worldwide, which is officially more than top cable company Comcast. This is bad news for the cable service, which has been seeing a recent decrease in subscriptions, down to 23 million subscribers nationwide.

Find out why Comcast should continue to worry after the jump.

While most Xbox Live subscribers use the service to play video games online with friends, a strong number also use the service to stream movies and TV shows. Currently, Xbox Live accesses content from Zune Marketplace and Netflix, and soon, Hulu Plus, which could render a basic cable subscription nearly unnecessary. And if Microsoft starts its rumored subscription-only TV service, Xbox Live users will have more access to cable programming. Many of you have already given up cable, now it seems to be getting even easier to quit.

Have you quit cable? Would you?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Microsoft Teen Twitter Robot
Best Tech Gifts 2015
Surface Pro 4
Microsoft Surface Book
Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL
iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 3
Best Tablets 2015

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds