Netflix has been asking its members about their Xbox 360 usage habits as it considers whether to stream movie rentals over the device. Are you a Netflix subscriber who owns a 360? Were you surveyed? [Reuters]


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  1. B says:

    Yes. No.

  2. sean77 says:

    I wasn’t surveyed, but I’d love to stream netflix through my 360. I use the instant viewing feature on my laptop a lot, but it crimps my neck.

  3. Beerad says:

    1) Yes. 2) No.

    I’d love it, but I just RROD’d two days ago so who knows if I’ll ever get to watch anything through the Xbox every again.

  4. Crymson_77 says:

    @sean77: you shouldn’t be streaming pr0n on the toilet anyway :)

  5. m4ximusprim3 says:

    not a subscriber, but would be if they offered this services. boy, that would be sweet.

  6. thekicker says:

    Yes, No. I wish I was surveyed.

    This is something I always thought would be a great idea for Netflix to do. I’m a huge fan of Netflix and use the Watch Instantly feature quite a bit – if they add the Xbox 360 as an acceptable playing device, I would definitely use it.

    It better be in the works!

  7. MonkeySwitch says:

    Yes, no. AND has anyone else seen the netflix commercial where they are using a MacBook? But they still don’t offer their Watch Now program to customers who use OS X?

  8. Murph1908 says:

    1) Yes
    2) No

    Though I have been a subscriber for little over a month, so that’s probably a factor to consider.

    I am looking forward to this delivery method. I can already do it through my computer hooked into my receiver, but this would hopefully allow for 5.1 or 7.1 sound, instead of the stereo sound from my sound card.

  9. AlteredBeast (blaming the OP one article at a time.) says:

    I am a recent Netflix subscriber (jumped shipp from Blockbuster after 4+ years). I missed the survey, but own a 360. I would LOVE this! My 360 is in my home theater, hooked up to a projector…so I hope the quality is decent.

    On a side note…I have a PC that meets all the requirements…but I still can’t use their streaming to PC movie thing. Ugh. It always says I don’t meet the requiremetns. While it may seem like a “free” feature, I feel like I’m paying for something I can’t use.

  10. hi says:

    1. No.
    2. No.

    you asked…

  11. jeremybwilson says:

    Yes. No I haven’t been surveyed. And until I M$ drops the ridiculous price of the 120GB Hard Drive add-on, I have no itention of making my Xbox 360 anything other than a game console and DVD (disc) playback device.

    I’m still smarting from my choice of the HD-DVD add-on… :(

  12. B says:

    @jeremybwilson: You wouldn’t need a large HDD to take advantage of this, as the movies would only be cached temporarily machine.

  13. Andy S. says:

    Yes, I am a Netflix subscriber and a 360 owner.

    Yes, I was surveyed (several weeks ago, in fact).

    It’s a simple survey, they basically ask if you are aware of and use the “Watch Now” service on Netflix, and whether you’d use it more often if you could watch the videos via your Xbox 360 rather than only on a PC.

    The survey ALSO asks if you own a Playstation 3, and asks if owners would use the PS3 to view Watch Now videos. The difference is that they qualify this by stating that PS3 users would have to pay a one-time fee to purchase a CD that would contain software that PS3 users would have to load onto their consoles in order to view the videos.

    It’s important to note that this entire survey (unless there’s a brand new one making the rounds) relates ONLY to “watch now” videos, and not to movie rentals in general.

  14. BlondeGrlz says:

    Hmph, I’m insulted they didn’t ask me. I would definitely use this.
    @Andy S.: I didn’t know you could play any kind of movies on a 360. But I certainly rent BluRay movies from Netflix now that work just dandy on my PS3.

  15. lizk says:

    I’m kind of insulted they didn’t ask me, too! We have an Xbox 360 and have had Netflix for 6+ years. We get Blu-ray movies to watch on the PS3, too.

  16. shiftless says:

    I would love to be able to get Netflix through the 360 or Tivo. Only if it is HD though. I wouldn’t be very interested otherwise.

  17. nardo218 says:

    HAve NF, no 360, no survey. You can stream GAMES? Like, you don’t have to buy them, you can stream them? WTF.

  18. synergy says:

    I have Netflix, but don’t have a whatits, so it doesn’t matter.

  19. S1ckH4nds says:

    Have a 360, don’t have Netflix. If Netflix made this “Click To Watch” service available on 360, I’d be all over it. The current offering for movie rentals on the Xbox Marketplace is pathetic — a meager selection of films ridiculously overpriced. If memory serves me right, it’s $3 in SD or $4.50 in HD for an older back catalogue title, and $4 in SD or $6 in HD for a new release. I’d much rather pay $20/mo for unlimited viewings with no waiting.

  20. mrkniceguy says:

    Yes. Yes (I had to go find it though).

    There are a couple ways this could go. There have been attempts lately to use the Media Center Extender aspect of the Xbox 360 to watch Netflix streaming content. There is a good chance this is they way Netflix is looking to get content to the 360. The harddrive space would be a non issue then but of course, you would have to have a computer with Media Center. As this was not part of the survey it’s not likely.

    Or it could be a direct feed to the Xbox 360. Not sure how that might work until we see it. I do find it funny though that software was mentioned as needed for the PS3.

    As both a Netflix and Xbox 360 user I cannot wait for this to all come to light. IMHO Netflix has the best quality streaming content available (at least for no additional cost) and gets more and more content to choose from all the time.

  21. mrkniceguy says:

    @nardo218: No, stream movies.