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Netflix getting search function on Xbox 360

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jun 2010 21:21 User comments (1)

Netflix getting search function on Xbox 360 Today was a very big day for Microsoft at the E3 event, with the company announcing a Slim Xbox 360 console, the official launch of the Kinect motion control system and ESPN live and on-demand content through XBL.
Flying under the radar however, with all the headline grabbing news, was the addition of a "search" function to the Netflix application through the Xbox 360 console.

The addition of search makes the console the first of the current-generation systems to have such a function, adds Marc Whitten.

Says Whitten: "We're proud of our continued innovation with Netflix. We were the first gaming console to bring instantly streaming movies from Netflix right to the living room. The first to let you update your Netflix instant Queue without a computer. And Xbox LIVE remains the only place you can share the fun with up to seven friends in a Movie Party. Starting this November, Xbox 360 will offer Netflix search. Just type what you’re looking for, immediately search from thousands of titles you can watch instantly, and update your Queue, all right over Xbox LIVE. We’re making your entertainment easier to discover."

There is a long time until November, and the Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii will likely get the search feature during the period, but honestly, all three consoles' Netflix apps should have had the feature from the start.

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114.6.2010 22:42

That makes a lot of sense, but you don't need a PC to change your netflix list; you can use a web browser...it is just a bother.

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