(watching every season of every show…because he can)
Well as I’m sure many of you are aware, Microsoft finally released the long awaited update to Xbox Live or as they like to call it, “New Xbox Live Experience.” Well they got two things right: It’s very new and it’s definitely an experience. I hope to cover many of the new features of this update, but I thought I’d start with my favorite and the one I’ve been waiting for since it was announced: Netflix on NXE.
When this was first announced back at E3 this past summer, I nearly fell off my couch. Instantly I understood what this meant…unlimited rentals instantly sent to your TV! Now in reality, this is actually nothing new or really that special anymore. Netflix had already offered this to its customers a couple years back for their computers and only a year ago provided the service for customers that bought their $100 box to receive the movies for their TV. But in my reality, neither of these accommodated me. I hate watching movies on my computer and I wasn’t really liking the idea of dishing out $100 for an ugly ass box taking up space in my entertainment cabinet. But as soon as Microsoft announced this, it hit me instantly: I have both a Netflix membership…and an XBOX360! Which means, I get this service…free of charge.
Heck, I already had the right kind of membership for it too! To really get your fill of this service, you just need to get the 3 disc at a time (unlimited) membership plan and you are set. Unfortunately not every movie is ready for instant viewing (ie, brand new movies like Iron Man) but you can instantly catch up on those movies you’ve been wanting to see (Gone Baby Gone) and TV shows you’ve been missing (30 Rock). Heck, in some rare cases, you can even catch up on episodes of a TV show’s current season (Showtime’s Crash). But literally, you can fill your instant queue up to its maximum and just watch away without any problem (I got 19 in mine already).