Netflix Expands Xbox 360 Streaming Selection, Providing More Movies and TV Shows via Starz

By Chris Faylor, Oct 01, 2008 8:49am PDT Netflix has "significantly" expanded the number of films and television shows that Xbox 360-owning subscribers will be able to stream through their console this fall.

Under an agreement with Starz Entertainment, Netflix will add roughly 2,500 movies "and other choices," along with a live feed of the Starz TV network, to its library of streaming media. This is done at no extra cost, with the first 1,000 or so additions already live at Netflix.com for PC-equipped subscribers.

Films covered under the deal include Spider-Man 3, Ratatouille, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Superbad, No Country for Old Men, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert, along with an as-yet-unaired first full episode of the movie-inspired television drama Crash.

The Xbox 360 will gain Netflix steaming support as part of the fall software update, expected in November. Until then, Netflix subscribers are limited to watching streaming media through their internet browser or specialized set-top box.

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  • Now this is an announcement I have been waiting for. I wonder if there will be overlap between the free stuff for us netflixers and the paid SD movie and TV content available on marketplace. I hope having a paid version of something wont prevent a free version. I have a feeling netflix subscriptions are gonna jump big time when this goes live. As for quality, their "high quality" setting actually looks really good but you have to have 4-5Mbps connect to get it. I stream stuff from my HTPC to my tv from the service all the time.