Microsoft announced today at the E3 Expo that Xbox 360 Gold members will be able to download movies from Netflix to their game console (and hence their TV) for no additional charge. Subscribers also have to be Netflix subscribers. Netflix makes about 10,000 titles, which includes movies and television shows, available for direct download. The move continues the trend by Microsoft to position the Xbox 360 game console as an entertainment gateway, featuring gaming, video downloading, music, and social networking applications. The new Netflix feature will be available this fall. Microsoft competitor, Sony announced earlier this month that they are bringing video download options to the Playstation 3.
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