Netflix Watch Now coming to Xbox 360

Netflix Watch Now coming to Xbox 360

Announced today at E3: the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console will soon feature Watch Now movies from Netflix. The standard Netflix subscription applies.

This is good news. No additional purchase required for those with an Xbox 360 already. This will come with a software upgrade later this year when Microsoft revamps the Dashboard.

Also available through the new Dashboard is “Live party” where you can have up to eight people in a chat at a time. With Netflix you can start a movie and it can stream to all members of the party simultaneously. No word on if all users must have Netflix for this to work.

Netflix 360 Gizmodo

The video quality is identical to the Roku standalone player. This means it’s highly compressed standard-definition. Netflix claims to be transitioning to HD, but I wouldn’t expect that until middle of next year.

Keep in mind: the 20GB Xbox 360 Pro is on sale for $299 until supplies run out.

Image sourced from: Gizmodo

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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4 Comments on “Netflix Watch Now coming to Xbox 360”

  1. Ahhh, that’s right. I forgot about the special disc. That’s awesome! So the “no additional fee” might be referring to the fact that you need to purchase the PS3 disc for $3. Ok, now I’m calming down… Hopefully Sony announces this officially soon. 🙂

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