Online service provided by Microsoft for its gaming consoles
Xbox Live is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation. It is currently the only online gaming service (on consoles) that charges users a fee to play multiplayer gaming. It was first … see full wiki
I purchased my xbox 360 about a month ago and one of the main reasons for the purchase was so I could stream netflix movies onto my tv with it. After installing the system and going online, I couldn't figure out how to connect to netflix. So I went online on my computer to see what was the problem. Of course I realized after reading a few forums that I actually needed the gold edition to be able to stream netflix movies. So after thinking about it for 2 minutes, I realized that I really have no choice but to sign up. I signed up directly online from my xbox(which I highly suggest you not do and just purchase the card from amazon.com or anywhere else for cheaper) for 49.99. So after I got the gold membership, I finally get on the netflix menu and thought I could start searching for movies. But this was not the case, because apparently you can only select the movies you have in your instant watch queue. Which means you'll have to go on your computer and add it to your netflix queue and then go back to the xbox and select the movie from the queue. This was of course very disappointing for a service that costed me 49.99. But what really pissed me off was that there's not even a browser for the Xbox Live!!! I mean what the hell is going on here? Shouldn't of all the 3 consoles(xbox360, wii, PS3) you would think the one made by Microsoft would have a built in browser for their online service? Maybe I'm wrong, but i use this browser that you may or may not have heard of on my computer called INTERNET EXPLORER that I think might've been developed by Microsoft? So now, not only is netflix's xbox streaming feature suck, but I can't even browse online for other video sites to watch stuff like youtube.
But in its defense, I haven't really played any games using the xbox live since I'm mainly an rpg gamer and not fps or any of those sports games. I'm sure if you're really into those, then this 49.99 price tag might be worth it. But for me, I was hoping to use it like my computer to watch/surf stuff on the internet with my TV but that obviously became an unrealistic wish with this xbox live.