Movies instantly streamed from Netflix to TV debut on Xbox

Mumbai: Netflix, Inc. has announced that Netflix members can have thousands of movies and TV episodes instantly streamed to the TV via the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system when the New Xbox Experience premieres nationwide.

Adding to a growing number of Netflix-ready devices, the Xbox 360 is the only game and entertainment console that lets users instantly watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix to the TV.

There is no additional monthly fee for Netflix members who are also Xbox LIVE Gold members. Netflix members simply add movies and TV episodes from a growing library of more than 12,000 choices to their instant Queues at the NetflixWeb site.

"This is an important and exciting moment for Netflix and Xbox," saidNetflix chief marketing officer Leslie Kilgore. "We believe the New Xbox Experience — with thousands of choices available to be streamed instantly from Netflix as one of its key enhancements — offers consumers a great at-home entertainment option and provides terrific value as a holiday gift idea."   

Netflix also said it is taking the first step in instantly streaming movies and TV episodes in high definition with the introduction of approximately 300 HD choices that will play with standard definition audio via the Xbox 360. The company said it intends to increase the number of HDchoices available and will eventually add multi-channel audio. Classic, adventure, musical, foreign and comedy movies now available to watch instantly in high definition includes La Vie en Rose, Flawless and Heroes.

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