[Thanks, Jarvis Slacks]
Pachter speculates that Netflix has already partnered with Microsoft to offer movie rentals through the Xbox 360 based on comments made by Netflix's management during their recent analyst event. During the conference, Netflix management mentioned interest in "internet-enabled video game consoles" which Pachter believes is not only a hint that Microsoft and Netflix will partner, but that it's actually a good move for both companies. "The competitive advantage of such an alliance is clear: Netflix customers who are Xbox Live members will have the ability to stream online content through their Xbox 360s directly to their televisions" says Pachter. "The ability to do so is available without the Xbox 360, but requires a measure of technological sophistication and a high tolerance for failure." Can you say IN-TER-EST-ING?
United States residents, you can haz a free episode of both "the ultra-offensive" The Bronx Bunny Show and Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment Standup by simply heading to StarzOnXbox.com and registering. Once registered, they'll email you redemption codes to use on the Xbox Live Marketplace to score your free television downloads. Also, while registering, be sure to check the box to enter their sweepstakes, because, well ... why not? And we'd like to say thank you to Starz. Thanks for giving us free downloads of television shows we normally wouldn't even consider watching. Zing!
[Via Xbox.com, Thanks HazyCloud]