You've probably heard all the fuss about Microsoft getting in bed with Twitter and Facebook for the Xbox 360, alongside promises of on-demand HD streaming movies. Well, today they've announced an update will be made available for the Xbox 360 on November 17 which will feature the addition of the aforementioned services.
To be honest, we're not overly excited for the social networking side of things, but it will be interesting to see how the movies handle. If it turns out to work well, iiNET users are going to be laughing at everyone else for their unmetered console plans, though hopefully this might prompt other ISPs to follow suit.
- Facebook - Update your status to share what movie, game or entertainment you're enjoying, connect with friends and view their Facebook stream, status updates and photos on the big screen - all seamlessly integrated and custom-built for Xbox 360. You can even compare your Xbox LIVE and Facebook friends lists to see which of your friends are on LIVE (watch the video).
- Twitter - Stay in-the-know by discovering, posting and replying to Tweets right on your Xbox 360. You can even view friend profiles, trends and conversations, or search to see who's tweeting about your favourite game (watch the video).
- Movies on Demand - Movies on Demand on Xbox LIVE offers a full fidelity experience with instant on HD. No waiting for downloads or buffering, it's there at the press of a button. You can also share the experience with up to seven friends through voice chat and Avatar integration on the TV screen - it puts a whole new spin on "movie night" (watch the video).