High-definition Netflix streaming coming to Xbox 360
A highly-anticipated aspect of the "New Xbox Experience" dashboard upgrade for Microsoft's Xbox 360 is the addition of streaming Netflix content. Today, it has been revealed that the content will include some 300 high-definition titles as well.
Though Xbox Live Primetime has been delayed until next spring, the November 19 upgrade to the Xbox 360 dashboard includes a beau geste from Netflix: exclusive access to the service's streaming HD content.
Engadget previewed the new Xbox 360 dashboard, and discovered the Netflix Movie Marketplace includes titles in HD.
The Xbox 360 is therefore the first device supporting Netflix's service in HD, before the Netflix-enabled Blu-ray players, before the popular Roku Player, and before Mac users even have support for desktop SD streams with Silverlight.
There is no word yet when the service will be unveiled for the other five devices currently supporting Netflix streaming.