The launch of Xbox One this month is being coupled with another Xbox 360 service going dark, and this time it's affecting AT&T U-verse TV customers.
U-verse cable subscribers who have been using Microsoft's gaming system as a DVR set-top box will have to make new plans at the end of the year.
"We will be discontinuing Xbox 360 as a supported U-verse receiver after December 31, 2013," read a notice sent to affected AT&T customers.
AT&T U-verse has been piping its TV channels through Xbox 360 systems since October 2010, according to Multichannel.
It charged $99 for the kit and a $55 installation fee on top of the required subscriptions for U-verse TV and U-verse high-speed internet. Xbox Live was also mandatory.
Among the bills that these AT&T U-verse subscribers have had to endure included Microsoft's pesky $60 Xbox Live Gold fee.
The good news is that AT&T is issuing a credit to subscribers just in case they renewed Xbox Live Gold recently, expecting the service to continue.
The even better news is that the credit will be for $99 instead of the $60 the company said it had initially planned on giving customers.
"We will now be issuing a $99 bill credit, which includes the $60, on your U-verse bill within one to two billing cycles," wrote AT&T.
AT&T suggests ordering an additional U-verse receiver to replace its Xbox 360 set-top service, which will probably be of the Motorola variety.
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