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Comcast's Xfinity On Demand for Xbox 360 won't count against subscribers' bandwidth caps

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Users of the forthcoming Comcast Xfinity TV on demand app will be able to stream as much content as they want without it counting against their broadband data caps.

New Xbox TV Experience
New Xbox TV Experience

A big part of Microsoft's major revamp of the Xbox 360 Dashboard late last year was lots of new video content, such as Verizon's FiOS TV, Vevo, and ESPN, but a few selections were going to be absent until early 2012. One of those was Comcast's Xfinity On Demand service, but an FAQ on the Xfinity site seems to indicate that it'll be launching sooner than later. The biggest item of note here for potential users of this service is the news that Comcast will not count streaming of Xfinity On Demand against users' bandwidth caps. As Comcast says on its site, "since the content is being delivered over our private IP network and not the public Internet, it does not count against a customer's bandwidth cap."

There's a few other noteworthy tidbits as well, like the fact that the Xfinity TV app will work with Kinect and the fact that the app will be integrated into the new Xbox Dashboard's new search functionality. However, it's worth remembering that this only applies to Xfinity On Demand TV — there's no ability to watch live TV included whatsoever. That's all good news for anyone who hoped to heavily utilize this service once it launches — as to when that launch will be, Comcast still isn't saying. We heard "early 2012," so we'd expect to see it sooner than later.