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Social networking and movies come alive on Xbox 360
Posted on 16-Nov-2009 15:51. | Tags Filed under: News.

Social networking and movies come alive on Xbox 360
Xbox 360 New Zealand confirmed the next wave of social entertainment is coming to Xbox LIVE on 17th November. Facebook, Twitter and Xbox Movies on Demand will be available on Xbox 360 consoles, transforming Xbox LIVE into the largest social network connected to the TV with exclusive features custom-designed for the living room.

“We’re delivering some truly exciting social entertainment experiences to our members,” says Tom Hunt, category manager for Xbox New Zealand. “The difference for Xbox LIVE has always been our community and we’ve already seen a tremendous response to these features in our public preview. It’s the community that drives us forward and enables us to pioneer new ways of connecting people through the entertainment they love.”

Facebook users will be able to update their 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.

Users of Twitter will 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.

The new Movies on Demandon Xbox LIVE offers a continually evolving catalogue of movies that can be purchased with Microsoft Points. You can also share the experience with up to seven friends through voice chat and Avatar integration on the TV screen.

“From the launch of Xbox LIVE nearly seven years ago, we’ve continued working toward our vision of connected entertainment for everyone,” continued Hunt. “I’m proud to say that this week marks another great stride in fulfilling that promise, and we’re already imagining what the future has in store.”

Also starting from 6am November 21st NZ time until 6am November 24th NZ time, Xbox LIVE Silver members can enjoy the latest Gold features for free, including Facebook and Twitter.

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