Xbox 360 and Movie Downloads
The Xbox 360 is basically a gaming console. People buy (or download) video games and play them on the Xbox 360 gaming console. If you add an Xbox Live membership to your set up you can now play online.
This is the latest evolution on gaming. People competing live on the internet. This real time interaction has increased the excitement in many games that can now be played live after going through the campaign levels of the games. This adds hours and hours of gaming fun to each game that can be played online, through the Xbox Live internet connection. Popular titles like Halo, Rainbow Six and Call of Duty are huge successes on the online play platform.
If you play these games it really helps to have the best high speed internet connection possible. The key is upload speeds. The faster the upload speeds, the sooner your screen sees the action. When it looks like you opponent never seems to react fast enough, it is often his slower upload speed holding him back. Many gamers have learned using a direct Ethernet cable rather than a wireless router connection also keeps you closer to the real time action.
All that being said about gaming on the Xbox 360, there are other cool uses with this state of the art device. Did you know you can download movies onto your Xbox 360? There are actually two different ways you can watch movie downloads with your Xbox 360. The first is through the Xbox live video store in the marketplace. They have a large list of movies that you can choose to download. You purchase the download (it is like renting) and then proceed to download the movie onto the Xbox 360. You then can watch the movie at any time you want. Once you start the movie the first time you have unlimited use of the download for 24 hours. This is a great way to get a nights entertainment without even leaving the house. Of course you need the Xbox Live membership so you are connected to the internet for the downloading.
Another way to watch movie downloads on the Xbox 360 is through their relationship with Netflix. If you have a Netflix membership you can use the instant download library and its features through your Xbox 360 to watch movies on your TV. Of course, again, you need the Xbox Live membership to be able to use this download method. With the Netflix set up you will be watching a live stream of the movie you select.
The Xbox 360 is really an incredible machine with many cool features. Everyone knows it is a great gaming console, but it is also a great device for downloading and watching movies.