There's lots of great news in the Netflix
camp today. The DVD rental
service is just getting bigger and better, and it's looking like the Blockbuster
of the new generation. Now, there's just expansion on the
mind. Netflix has taken over a significant part of America, and the
world is the company's oyster. An announcement today from the company
has informed us that Netflix members in Canada can now instantly watch
thousands of movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix to the TV via the
This was one of the major selling points to the new Xbox Dashboard, and
now it's available in Canada. All users need is a console, Xbox Live
members, and a Netflix membership. All Netflix members will be able to
search for TV shows and movies from their Xbox 360, as well.
Perhaps even bigger news is that Netflix will also be coming to Windows
Phone 7, a phone platform that has yet to properly launch in America.
Users in both America and Canada will be able to stream Netflix content
right to their Windows Phone 7 devices, and it's available now in the
Marketplace for no charge. Nice to share the love, Netflix! The full announcement is below.
XBox and Windows 7 Mobile Phone News
Greg Peters here from product development for Netflix. We have some great news to share with our U.S. and Canada members. Netflix members in Canada can now instantly watch thousands of movies and TV shows streamed from Netflix to the TV via the Xbox 360. All you need is a Netflix membership, a broadband internet connection and an Xbox LIVE Gold membership. All Netflix members will be able to search for TV shows and movies from their Xbox 360, making it even easier to find something to watch.
Netflix members in both the U.S. and Canada also now have the ability to instantly watch TV shows and movies on their Windows Phone 7 handsets. The application is available in the Marketplace Video Store and is free.