Sony movies trickling into Xbox 360 via Netflix Instant Watch


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Last week, we reported that Sony had balked at letting its movies and TV shows be streamed by Netflix to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game console.

That was then. Now it seems that a number of titles from Sony and its subsidiaries have found their way to the 360 via the Netflix Instant Watch service -- but not all.


‘A few titles that were not available last week have come,’ said Netflix spokesman Steve Swasey, who declined to say which of the several hundred movies affected are now viewable. ‘But others have not.’

Netflix streams about 12,000 movies and television shows free to its subscribers, who can view them on their computers or on their TVs via devices such as the Roku Netflix Player, TiVo digital video recorder, Samsung Blu-ray player, LG Blu-ray player and the Xbox 360. The Sony titles were available on all those devices except the Xbox 360.

‘We hope to have all available titles on all devices soon,’ said Swasey, who declined to specify a time frame. Just not instantly.

-- Alex Pham