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Sony Blocks Movies from Xbox 360
Console users are finding titles missing from the streaming Netflix selection.
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The New Xbox Experience (NXE) has added a slew of features to the console, including Netflix streaming.
November 19, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Do not adjust that dial or set-top box. You can also stop banging the remote against your coffee table and/or head. There is nothing wrong with your Xbox 360 setup.

Apparently, Sony doesn’t want to play nice with Xbox’s newfound abilities to stream Netflix. MTV Multiplayer says they have pulled all Sony content from the service’s lineup.

The company still allows PC, Mac and any other Netflix-enabled device to receive such gems as “Zombie Strippers” and “Anaconda 3: Offspring.” No really, Sony is the keeper of a lot of our favorites, including all of the “Spider-Man” movies,  “Casino Royale” and “Superbad.” Xbox 360 users would probably never know that—or maybe they would, since the titles are missing.

Netflix wouldn’t comment, which is understandable. After all, they want to keep that content available to its other subscribers. However, they are hoping that Sony’s content will be licensed to Xbox users soon. Good luck with that.

Do you think this is a smart or slimey move on Sony’s part? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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