Instant HD movies on Xbox
June 3, 2009
Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 will soon deliver instantly on 1080p movies and TV with 5.1 surround sound – direct to consoles connected to compatible HD TVs through the Xbox LIVE social entertainment network.
Starting in Autumn, a broad selection of movies and TV shows from Zune video on Xbox 360 will be available to start and stream instantly, in the highest video quality and at the push of a button.
In addition, Microsoft announced it will more than double the number of markets where Xbox LIVE offers its TV shows and movies, growing from eight to 18, by adding Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Xbox LIVE members in these markets will have access to instant on 1080p video.