Warner Bros. and Microsoft Agree to Bring Flixster to the Xbox 360

Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 05:30 AM PDT by
Flixster for the Xbox 360

Flixtser on the 360 features Rotten Tomatoes scores and UltraViolet access.

Even as the current generation of game consoles prepares to make way for successive models, the defining characteristic of the generation, the ability to add new functionality, shows no sign of waning. And thus Warner Bros. is bringing its robust digital film rental and ownership system, Flixster, to the 360.

Flixster has been available for the PC, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms, and its 360 incarnation offers another way for consumers to access their UltraViolet digital film collection. At the same time, the discerning viewer can peruse Flixter's offers alongside Rotten Tomatoes ratings.

Joe Greenstein, Co-Founder and President of Flixster, "The mission of UltraViolet is to allow consumers to enjoy their content on any device and platform they desire. Launching Flixster on Xbox is an exciting step forward for us as it's one of the most popular platforms for consumers to enjoy entertainment in their living room."

The Flixster 360 is free to download but does require Xbox Live Gold membership for full access. Flixster features include the following:

Buy or rent standard and high definition movies
Browse current movie listings in theatres
Watch high quality movie trailers
Look up movie details, including film posters and synopses and Rotten Tomato scores
Access “My Movies” (UltraViolet Playback) to easily sort and watch movies from a family’s UltraViolet movie collection
Browse new and upcoming DVD releases
Experience cinematic 5.1 surround sound with Dolby® Digital Plus ™, the audio standard for online and connected entertainment

Naturally, Flixster for the 360 supports Kinect for voice and gesture control and is available now on the Xbox Marketplace.

Source: Engadget

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