Tuesday, July 22nd 2008

Xbox 360 Could Stream Netflix Content Soon

This fall, Xbox 360 gaming console could be given capabilities to stream content from providers such as Netflix. Microsoft announced a tech partnership with the popular movie rental company Netflix at the E3 video game convention in Los Angeles, United States. That gives you access to the thousands of movies and TV shows Netfilx has in store for rental viewing. It's a good deal for Netflix as it adds to its market media, even more so for Microsoft since its squeezing in all the value-added-services it can for the Xbox 360 which already seems to be threatened by the Japanese Nintendo Wii on home-turf, and the Sony Playstation 3 which comes with capabilities to play Blu-Ray discs, the next big physical content medium.Source: Popular Science
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31 Comments on Xbox 360 Could Stream Netflix Content Soon

#1
Wile E
Power User
Easy Rhino said:
true. but i guess that is the point of them offering it for xbox 360 gold users.
Yep, to sap every penny they can out of their user base. lol.
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Octavean
Easy Rhino said:
true. but i guess that is the point of them offering it for xbox 360 gold users.
The “point” is that Microsoft is trying to add value to something of dubious value to begin with. That something being its Live Gold account subscription.
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Wile E
Power User
Octavean said:
The “point” is that Microsoft is trying to add value to something of dubious value to begin with. That something being its Live Gold account subscription.
I have to agree with you 100%. I just absolutely refuse to buy a Gold account. I will not pay to play online, when I can just hop on my PC or PS3 and do it for free.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Wile E said:
I have to agree with you 100%. I just absolutely refuse to buy a Gold account. I will not pay to play online, when I can just hop on my PC or PS3 and do it for free.
so you have to have the gold account to play online? what does the silver account do?
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Wile E
Power User
Easy Rhino said:
so you have to have the gold account to play online? what does the silver account do?
Let's you keep download demos and buy stuff from the store.
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Octavean
HD Netflix streaming comes to Xbox 360 first

We knew that the Xbox 360 would gain Netflix streaming AKA "WatchNow" for Xbox Live Gold members with a Netflix account. However, it seems that the Xbox 360 will be first to have HD Netflix streaming :

source: engadgetHD
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