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Submitted by enfestid 351d ago | news

Netflix app for Xbox 360 updated with new design, profiles

Netflix updated its Xbox 360 app Friday, bringing the interface more in line with the streaming service's app for Windows 8 and Windows RT as well as adding support for the service's new profiles feature. (Microsoft, Netflix, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

mochachino  +   351d ago
Still can't believe MS doesn't allow you to use Netflix without first paying for Live Gold.
N7Lukas  +   351d ago
A payment to access a payment. Its the MS way.
edonus  +   351d ago
To be fair (which I know is impossible on the internet) MS apps are proprietary. The Netflix you use on the 360 and I am assuming the ONE is designed for the system. Its truly its own software.
It is streamlined to work with the controller voice command and gesture command. Same thing with Hulu and pretty much all of the apps that come through the 360. They arent charging you extra but I cant blame them for not just giving it away.
ABizzel1  +   351d ago
It's borderline criminal. If the movies are streaming from M$ servers than you're paying M$ to simply access your Netflix account, something EVERY other devices lets you do for free.

Keep spinning it, to make you feel better, and try to save face for M$.
nukeitall  +   351d ago
MS puts plenty engineering effort behind their apps, and all the apps are done by MS.

They removed the Xbox Engineering Blog, but in it they detailed how MS made seamless transitions on their Netflix apps.

This was at the time only available on the Xbox 360.

Your fee allows MS to not only bring apps like Netflix (MS pretty sparked the Netflix revolution), but also bring new features, tailored UI and uniform experience.

Everyone else just dumps their vanilla app on their console.
blackmanone  +   351d ago
Nuke, you're giving MS credit for starting the "Netflix Revolution"??? Seriously? Do comments on here get anymore silly than that?
mcstorm  +   351d ago
Edonus nice to see someone thinking with a level head rather than being a fanboy. What I find funny about all this is how many people on here that have a 360 don't have Xbox live?
Khajiit86  +   351d ago
@nuke

It doesnt matter how you start the show or movie you watch the same stuff we watch on ps3. I like simple menus and we got profiles on ps3 couple weeks ago.
fattyuk  +   351d ago
I love the paywall!
Kayant  +   351d ago
@edonus

All those apps are mostly proprietary by nature.... If you look at apps in general platform to platform they tend to take advantage of most aspects available on the platform so apps like netflix having voice commands, gesture controls etc are just enhancing and taking advantage of what's available on the xbox platform which is kinect. They are doing this through developer api's and the sdk's provided by MS to build apps for the xbox. I doubt MS pays devs often to do things like that.
cee773  +   351d ago
Netflix,internet explorer and YouTube are behind A paywall on Xbox, these shady practices are the reason I will never own an Xbox. I'll simply play on friends and family if I feel the urge I simply can't support Microsoft ways.

Its not the about the money its the principal.
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Jrxbarrett  +   351d ago
It's Xbox live. Either you like it or you don't. It's about the principal lol. Oookkk.... They do not force you to buy the console or live. Leave them alone. MS has said nothing about Sony but somehow Sony always has MS in their mouths. The ps4 is a real system seller. I wonder what else is free. 0% of time is put into those free services. Don't you get it? They don't care? Fuck it. It's free. I kill myself sometimes. Haha
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CRAIG667  +   351d ago
who gives a f*%k, I purchase consoles to play games, if Microsoft think blocking Netflix in order to seemingly add value to gold,whatever,I don't care,I purchase consoles to do something extraordinary... get a load of this, its crazy -PLAY GAMES.
dale_denton  +   351d ago
a new design to bring in more ADs
Jrxbarrett  +   351d ago
Do you have an Xbox? They advertise great products. TB headsets, movies, free 2 play games.... Etc
dale_denton  +   351d ago
yes i did and i took a dump on it after the so called "great product ads" came on my screen.
PCbetterthanConsolol   351d ago | Spam
koolaid251  +   351d ago
I've been a gold member for ten years so yes it does suck for the broke people not to have xbox live lol.
dale_denton  +   350d ago
broke people? sorry i don't think they're broke.. smarter yes. and a lot smarter for sticking with ps+ =)
GraveLord  +   351d ago
We got the profiles feature last week on PS3. There wasn't even an update...I wonder how that works?
Software_Lover  +   351d ago
Probably some approval process.
Software_Lover  +   351d ago
I personally do not like the netflix interface on the 360 or the ps3, they are a cut above the netflix app I have for my television though.

I prefer to use the Media Center netflix app with windows 7, or the nice windows 8 netflix app.
WildArmed  +   351d ago
The UI is very restrictive on consoles, sometimes I feel like they are forcing me to look through stuff I've never watch
Ripsta7th  +   351d ago
To everyone bitching about having to pay on 360, just watch it on ur pc.
No_Limit  +   351d ago
or laptop, smartphone, tablet. There are multiple options out there. Also, since buying a Xbox in the first place is to play games, and online games especially, most people have gold accounts anyways and all the features like Netflix, music, skype, NFL, TV, DVR are part of the package and $30-$60 a year is not that much. If you people don't like to game online and just want to watch Netflix, there are other options available instead of b!tching about a product that you people have no interest in the first place.

An example was online play, now the PS4 also requires paywall for it, the part about "I will never pay for online gaming" suddenly never existed. It is all propaganda, nothing more.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   351d ago
Not everyone who has a Xbox also has a smartphone or PC. And not everyone games online.

There is no reason for MS to pay wall thing we already pay for.

And before you try telling me that I'm just hating MS for being MS, I should tell you now, I own a 360.

Everybody tries to justify the pay wall but there is no way to justify it.
CRAIG667  +   351d ago
COMPLETELY AGREE.
LAWSON72  +   351d ago
They need to add profiles to the Windows 8 app and android app still, for a while I could only use profiles on website and PS3
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BLAKHOODe  +   351d ago
I don't see why anyone would defend Microsoft for putting an app like Netflix behind it's pay wall. I mean, I GET that there is brand loyalty, but don't just bend over and take it up the butt with a smile JUST because it's coming from your favorite brand. Speak up and stand up for yourself. Companies like Microsoft (and Sony) will screw over their customers every which way they can if they could for that almighty dollar. At the same time, they will screw over each other, which is why I believe Sony is making the PS4 such an appealing product. (They're not doing it for customer satisfaction. They're doing it to f### up the competition.) Netflix behind the pay wall is wrong and Xbox owners need to send that message to Microsoft and Netflix by not using Netflix on Xbox. If enough people would do it, Microsoft would bow down.
CRAIG667  +   351d ago
No one cares though, it's only Sony chaps that are even bringing the subject up, I mean you can get Netflix on your fucking washing machine these days,who cares about watching it on an xbox?
Jrxbarrett  +   351d ago
No one likes MS. I hope that's. less lakes to play against. People don't trust MS for some reason. I don't get it. How could you trust Sony after that hacking situation they had. C'mon now.
KonsoruMasuta  +   351d ago
Because MS tried to screw us over themselves. It wasn't Sony who hacked PSN. See the difference?

MS tried to shaft us with draconian DRM and absurd policies.
LogicStomper  +   351d ago
"Because MS ***tried to*** screw us over themselves"

So you're saying they TRIED to screw us over? Well guess what, your logic is completely flawed. MS want to sell their console right? So in order to sell the console, they have to make it appeal to the audience. From what you're saying, they're trying to make it as least appealing as they can in order to sell it.

Your logic = flawed.
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badboy776  +   351d ago
PS3 version looks alot better.

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