Netflix Will Provide Content On Xbox 360
Xbox 360 users will be able to download Netflix movies at no additional cost, due to a partnership between Microsoft and the afore mentioned company.
July 16, 2008
The new offer is scheduled to arrive this fall. According to Microsoft, over 10,000 movies and TV shows available at start, with more to come in due time. The company did not specify whether this new deal will inlcude HD content or not, but given Microsoft's recent history and the constant struggle to best Sony's PlayStation 3, it should be safe to assume that it will.
The announcement is bad news for Sony, which, up till now, had always stressed out that the PS3 was the only gaming console able to play Blu-ray movies. But with Xbox 360 presumably getting HD content via downloads, the Blu-ray player tends to lose its importance.
All in all, it's becoming more and more clear that both Microsoft and Sony still aim to turn their gaming devices into entertainment hubs able to deliver various content, ranging from old games (Arcade, anyone?) to the latest movies.