Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console has stepped its streaming video game up in a deal made with Netflix. Microsoft announced the agreement at the 2008 E3 Media and Business Summit in Los Angeles.
This agreement gives Netflix's 8 million subscribers another method to watch their streaming services, and complements nicely with their recent startup agreement with the Roku standalone player. The deal should give Xbox subscribers access to over 10,000 movies and TV shows without the extra requirement of a computer, although membership in both Xbox Live and Netflix will probably be required.
The Xbox 360 Fall update is expected to provide the added functionality.