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Submitted by ChunkyLover53 805d ago | news

Microsoft’s Sneaky Success: The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.

More evidence that Microsoft is increasing its lead in the digital living room race: Data that shows its Xbox gaming console is the most popular non-PC device to watch Web video. (Microsoft, Xbox 360)

Godmars290  +   805d ago
How come last time I heard about Netflix use, the PS3 was 1st and Wii second?

@Dante112:
Yeah I read that, but still the title suggest otherwise.
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Dante112  +   805d ago
"Freewheel is only measuring “professional content” that runs with ads, because that’s how it makes its living. So that means it’s counting stuff from companies like NBC, CBS, ESPN and Vevo, but not YouTube cat videos. *******It’s also not measuring Netflix usage.********* On the other hand, this isn’t a poll or sample, but data compiled by the company’s own ad servers."

"That is, more people are watching Web stuff on Microsoft’s machine"

The Wii and the PS3 weren't included as well since it isn't measuring Netflix usage. Just iPad, iPhone, Android, and Ipod. I think this is just another Apple vs Google vs Microsoft article.

Edit: @ Godmars

Misleading title? Most probably won't read the article anyway lol.
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Emilio_Estevez  +   805d ago
I don't see how this article can make the claim "Most Popular Video Player in the U.S," when it doesn't include PS3 or Wii and as Godmars said, they had higher netflix usage(which is the most popular form of streaming video)

Microsoft leads in ads, who would have guessed?
Godmars290  +   805d ago
And I really have to reason why we, consumers, are getting articles like this which favor corporate interest.

"If you want to sell ads, expect to pay more on XBL. You'll get better coverage, so expect to pay more."

That's what this is saying to me.
ChunkyLover53  +   805d ago
Microsoft definitely wants in on the entertainment hub side of things. I just hope they don't spread themselves too thin, they'll need some great offerings right off the bat next generation so they can gain all the hardcore gamers like they had at the start of this generation.
ElementX  +   805d ago
I use my 360 as an entertainment hub. I prefer the 360 Netflix browser over the PS3 one, I just got cable tv and I can use HBO Go on the console without switching over to the cable box. I use the PS3 for movies because I have the remote for it. The 360 also plays some "videos" on my PC that PS3 won't run.
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GamingPerson  +   805d ago
make sure you get vlc player.
SKUD  +   805d ago
Not sure if serious?. The PC plays everything with the proper drive n software. Changes you can't make on the x360 n PS3. I do find however the PS3 plays more burned optical media then the X360. Especially DL-DVD's. Chokes like hell on 360.
ElementX  +   805d ago
Well some of my videos aren't supported on PS3. I get an error message maybe because it's in a Windows format? I'm not sure. All I know is I get all ready to go and bam, file not supported. I switch to my 360 and they play fine. I have a phat PS3 maybe that has something to do with it. I don't play burned media so I'm not sure what type of support that has.
Fylus  +   805d ago
You prefer the Netflix browser for Xbox??? Have fun lagging through the selection and barely being able to load up movies. Oh, and if you wanna include Kinect, enjoy watching a movie only to be interrupted by the Kinect rewinding your show when someone on said show says ANYTHING with the letter "X" or even makes the sound of "eks".

I'm not even trolling, I watch netflix on the Xbox at my friends house ALL the time, and it is SO frustrating.

*2 week old router with High-speed internect connection by the way.

Hence the rant. Sorry, it just drives me crazy:/
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Titanz  +   805d ago
Even though people love to give Xbox 360 console, flack...
It's a good system (sorta how people discredit the Wii). It's a popular console, and a lot of consumers are content with it (even though many of you, believe the opposite).
green  +   805d ago
I finally got Mass effect 3 today. I use my Xbox 360 to play games, watch YouTube, sky etc. it is really an all round entertainment hub.
Ares90  +   805d ago
oh so it's not a gaming console anymore?
theeg  +   805d ago
hot dogs are the most popular meat

they are crap though

my oppo bluray player makes netflix look like vhs, the 360 is 8 years old, no one who cares about audio/video watches anything on it, same with ps3, though i'd take bluray on ps3 1000x over the garbage netflix on 360

streaming is pure ass to look at
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ElementX  +   805d ago
Do you have dialup or something?
TekoIie  +   805d ago
Someone's pissed... Personal preference i guess ;)
Play2Win  +   805d ago
Who cares for Sub-HD Tech? PC is the way to go these days ...
Ken22  +   805d ago
*Who cares for Sub-HD Tech?*

Umm obviously you do because you cared to comment.

Lol who says PC is the way to go??All you get is a few more pixels and some extra stuff here and there so i doubt it's hardly the way to go.
TekoIie  +   805d ago
I at one point had a high end PC. All shooters on PC are riddled with cheaters compared to consoles... Only RTS's and mods make PC special compared to consoles.
Dan50  +   805d ago
Of course its the most popular. They keep dying on people so they have to buy new ones. :P
ChunkyLover53  +   805d ago
Your comment is flawed my friend. How would it be more popular if they kept breaking? Even if they bought new ones, which is ridiculous in itself considering warranties. Point is that the broken ones wouldn't work anymore, so how would buying new ones make it more popular? Or is this just some (other side) fanboy lingo I'm not catching onto?
gtxgamer2  +   805d ago
Im sorry but i think paying 50$ a year to game is just rediculous. Why would wanna pay for a console then have to pay yearly? Thankfully i have my ps3 and wii(next will be Wii U)

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