Microsoft indicates that Xbox Live use is up 30 percent from last year, but it’s not all due to gaming. While the online service of the Xbox 360 is at about 84 hours per month for users, over half of that is spent on streaming video and music services.

Right now, services like HBO Go,, and Comcast’s Xfinity TV on-demand service on Xbox Live have all launched, bringing more people into the fold. However, while this is a nice addition to current entertainment options, the necessity of outside subscriptions or cable plans means it is a complement to current entertainment options and not a full-on replacement.

Source: Los Angeles Times