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Old July 14 2008, 09:21 PM   #1
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Xbox 360 to stream NetFlix Movies!

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-....html?hhTest=1

Huzzah!
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Old July 14 2008, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: Xbox 360 to stream NetFlix Movies!

YES

Sounds brilliant. I've only rented a movie on XBL once, and it was in HD and took forever to download. I'm a Netflix subscriber so getting access to their Watch Now service through XBL will be awesome.

When are we getting it?

And when does the new Xbox firmware come out?
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Old July 15 2008, 01:21 AM   #3
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The 360 just keeps getting better and better.
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Old July 15 2008, 02:59 AM   #4
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That is fan-fucking-tastic!! I was recently contemplating the purchase of the box Netflix sells, but just couldn't justify it. Now I don't have to!

Also, I saw a mention of a party chat feature coming with the update. Does this mean we can finally have a voice chat between more than just two people (without having to be inside of a game like Uno or Call of Duty 4 first)?
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Old July 15 2008, 03:41 AM   #5
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So the rumors that have been swirling over the past few months are true. That's fantastic.
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Old July 15 2008, 03:49 AM   #6
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Will this be U.S. only, or will the service be available in Canada?
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Old July 15 2008, 05:41 AM   #7
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Re: Xbox 360 to stream NetFlix Movies!

James Bond wrote: View Post
Will this be U.S. only, or will the service be available in Canada?
Mind you, this is only a guess, but I think it applies only where someone can get a NetFlix account.

If you can in Canada, well, then maybe!
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Old July 15 2008, 05:45 AM   #8
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It may also be coming to ps3.
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Old July 15 2008, 08:02 AM   #9
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It may also be coming to ps3.
Considering how much Microsoft mentioned the exclusivity of their deal with Netflix, I very much doubt the service will be coming to the PS3 anytime soon.

As a Netflix subscriber, I might use this once in awhile but I don't see the utility until the selection improves significantly and they get HD versions of movies and shows (which may or may not work at all considering the bandwidth required for HD files).
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Old July 15 2008, 08:05 AM   #10
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Borjis wrote: View Post
It may also be coming to ps3.
The PS3 is getting its own video download service, but so far all they've got signed up is Sony themselves.
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Old July 15 2008, 08:51 AM   #11
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Will this be U.S. only, or will the service be available in Canada?
I don't believe Netflix services Canada, so unless they make a deal with Zip or something...
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Old July 15 2008, 02:20 PM   #12
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That's pretty cool! Guess I'll have to get my 360 un-bricked now.
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Old July 15 2008, 11:03 PM   #13
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Re: Xbox 360 to stream NetFlix Movies!

I thought it was neat until I read this at the link:

Use of streaming Watch Now videos on your Xbox 360 requires both a Netflix membership as well as an Xbox Live Gold membership, which runs about $5 a month.
As someone who doesn't play online games (and thus doesn't buy that service), I'm not interested in paying 5 bucks a month extra to watch Netflix movies instantly over my X-Box. In a little over a year's time, I would have paid for a Roku box that I can use forever at no additional charges...but X-Box would cut me off as soon as I stopped paying for that Gold membership.
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Old July 15 2008, 11:14 PM   #14
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Re: Xbox 360 to stream NetFlix Movies!

Considering I just acquired a Xbox 360 yesterday, and I've had a Netflix account for years, this is wonderful news.
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Old July 15 2008, 11:36 PM   #15
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Re: Xbox 360 to stream NetFlix Movies!

TemporalFlux wrote: View Post
I thought it was neat until I read this at the link:

Use of streaming Watch Now videos on your Xbox 360 requires both a Netflix membership as well as an Xbox Live Gold membership, which runs about $5 a month.
As someone who doesn't play online games (and thus doesn't buy that service), I'm not interested in paying 5 bucks a month extra to watch Netflix movies instantly over my X-Box. In a little over a year's time, I would have paid for a Roku box that I can use forever at no additional charges...but X-Box would cut me off as soon as I stopped paying for that Gold membership.
Having to be a XBL Gold member does suck, but I guess Microsoft wants their chunk of the money pie as well. If this was available to Silver members, they'd get absolutely nothing.
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