Now that I am subscriber to Netflix, as well as a Xbox 360 owner, I now have what I call Net 360! I was surfing the Internet for more information on the official release of Netflix in conjunction with the Xbox 360 Live account. Instead I stumbled across another program that turns my Xbox 360 into a streaming Netflix player. The program is called vmcNetFlix and is an (Read about it here) “add-in for Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center which allows you to manage your NetFlix subscription, stream NetFlix “WatchNow” movies directly to the Media Center player, or download the movies for playback later from a “WatchLater” gallery.”
The best part of this is I am able to watch any instant download movie on my 52″ DLP, as opposed to my laptop, where I have the vmcNetFlix program installed. Add to that, the option to download, yes download ANY instant download movie available at Netflix. The only caveat I found is you need to be able to connect to the Internet in order to authenticate your Netflix account before the movie will start playing. I tried playing the movie through WMP, but it failed to find the codec. I did not try the other player program I had.
So much for waiting for M$ and Netflix to get their shit together and released to the public through “official” channels. This little program does everything it is advertised today and more. If you have Netflix and a 360 and like to watch the instant movie, then I highly recommend this program.