Xbox 360 Gets Netflix Streaming Exclusivity, Plans on Adding Social Features Like Twitter

Microsoft Xbox 360 Netflix Instant Queue Screenshot

Microsoft has a rolled out a new system update for the Xbox 360 that adds a slew of new user experience enhancements and an exclusivity agreement. For the foreseeable future, the Xbox 360 will be the only game console to natively offer Netflix movie streaming (available only to Xbox LIVE Gold members). In other words, Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii owners are out of luck — though you can tap into Netflix via PlayOn. Another bit of news that was mentioned in the system update announcement is that Facebook, Twitter,, and Zune Video functionality will be coming this fall to the console.

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