With all the talk this weekend of HD-DVD (as Reuters noted this weekend) and that main supported Toshiba "will cease manufacturing HD-DVD equipment" (as reported on Japan's NHK public broadcasting network), interesting to see the increased interest in watching movies on game consoles. (I've written about this opportunity previously, most recently as December when I noted that the increases at Blockbuster have moved us to Netflix.)
Reports came over the last week that Netflix was asking their customers about their interest in watching movies via their Xbox 360 (using Xbox Live) and PS3. Some thought that this was a blogger stunt, but I found that the survey is real.
"Stream Netflix movies to your TV with Xbox LIVE...
"Now you can watch movies from Netflix instantly by using your existing Xbox LIVE account. You can choose from over 7,000 movies and TV series, and your choice starts playing on your TELEVISION in as little as 30 seconds. Watching is included in your Netflix plan. There are no extra fees and there are no limits on how much you can watch."
OK, I'm interested. Tell me more.
"If as part of your Netflix membership you could instantly watch movies and TV episodes on your TV with your Xbox 360, how likely would you/anyone in your household be to do that?"
"Definitely would" was my answer. 😉