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Old 06-02-2008, 03:20 PM   #1  
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Analysts at Wedbush Morgan Securities have reported that there is the likely possibility that Netflix will strike a deal with Microsoft to stream movies through the Xbox 360.

The report came after the investment banking firm looked through comments made by Netflix management. If the report turns out to be true, the popular online rental service would be able to stream movie directly to million's of consumer's gaming consoles.

"As we have speculated in the past, we believe that one of Netflix's partners is Microsoft. We arrive at this conclusion based upon Netflix management repeatedly mentioning 'Internet enabled video game consoles'," said a Wedbush Morgan statement.

"While there are three such consoles, only one - Microsoft's Xbox 360 - has a sufficiently large installed base to make sense from a streaming partnership with Netflix."

"The competitive advantage of such an alliance is clear: Netflix customers who are Xbox Live members will have the ability to stream online content through their Xbox 360s directly to their televisions. The ability to do so is available without the Xbox 360, but requires a measure of technological sophistication and a high tolerance for failure," it added.

The "measure of technological sophistication" would most likely involve Roku's new Netflix set-top box which allows users to stream movies to their TVs using Netflix's Instant Watch feature.

In January, Netflix gave a survey to subscribers on whether they would like the possibility of having movies streamed to their consoles.
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Netflix criticized for streaming strategy as set-top boxes sell out

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After Netflix held their annual investor conference last week analysts began criticizing C.E.O. Reed Hastings' vision for the company's future. The criticism primarily centered around plans to spend as much as $70 million dollars this year to improve and market their streaming video service.

"I think the way to measure us is the number of millions of Netflix-ready devices installed in homes," Hastings told investors. "If that's a big number at the end of '09, then our strategic investment has greatly paid off. If it's a small number, you have every right to be whiny about management having wasted a lot of money."

He asked investors to be patient and allow the company to develop their new business model to replace their currently booming DVD rental operation within the next few years. A few days earlier, when meeting with analysts, Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy said of the strategy "if we fall on our face I have no doubt investors will vote us off the island."

At least one of analyst, Michael Pachter of Wedbush Morgan Securities, wasn't convinced. Pachter called the Netflix plan "crazy" and "not worth it." He added, "The math only makes sense as the number of users increases dramatically."

Netflix may not have dramatically increased the number of people using their Watch Instantly service yet but Hastings' prediction about the appeal of the set-top boxs, may prove to be dead on. In fact it looks like the boxes are selling faster than the company behind them, Roku, can supply them.

"Due to the tremendous coverage and initial success of this product we're now in a two-week back order situation," said Tim Twerdahl, Roku's Vce President of Consumer Products. "We have boats coming in weekly from China with additional products and we're doing everything we can to get them out."
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Isn't it the same with the PSP?
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streaming movies to the psp? I don't know. doesn't the psp only have 802.11b?

Those small screens are ok for watching short clips but not ideal for enjoying a movie.
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Looks like someone already found a hack to make this happen..

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The netflix via 360 is rumored to be announced at E3.
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So NetFlix did the 360. Did Micro$oft pay for exclucivity or can they do the same deal with the PS3?
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I would hope they didn't pay for exclusivity as I don't see someone picking the 360 over the PS3 simply because of this. Its nice, but at its current stage, its hardly a defining reason to get the 360.
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Isn't it the same with the PSP?
I think it's the same...
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when is this suppose 2 be done so we can stream will we be able to stream blu ray or hd videos?
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The netflix is pretty much like their already set up movie rentals through the live marketplace
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will this paly in hd or blu ray?
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