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Netflix And Xbox Going Steady

Today, as Netflix put more functionality onto the Xbox 360, it was announced that the 360 is the only gaming console that consumers will be able to stream movies onto. Thats right, PS3 and Wii owners who were crossing their fingers, hoping that Netflix streaming would come to their consoles one day can officially give up hope.

Netflix “Watch Instantly” streaming is a major sales point for many people and Microsoft’s deal with Netflix to make it exclusive to their console is a very good business move. The Xbox 360 is making its move from just a hardcore gaming machine to a family room entertainment box and Microsoft is making sure it is harder for the PS3 and Wii to follow.

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From Xbox.com

This exclusive partnership offers you the ability to instantly stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix to the television via Xbox 360. Xbox 360 will be the only game console to offer this movie-watching experience, available to Xbox LIVE Gold members who are also Netflix unlimited plan subscribers**, at no additional cost.

via Engadget