Thursday, November 20, 2008

Title Availability, amended

Hello, Steve Swasey again. I'm amending my entry from Tuesday as availability (or temporary unavailability) of titles is not necessarily a license issue. Otherwise, our statement from Tuesday is the same.

Amended statement: As watching instantly becomes a more prominent part of the Netflix service, our goal is to have all of our streaming content available for all of our partner devices. We’re doing well in this area, but it will take some time before we fully achieve that goal. Today, titles regularly come in and out of availability and there is a natural ebb and flow to what we have available at any given point in time. In the case of Xbox 360, a few hundred titles are temporarily unavailable to be streamed via the Xbox game console. Those titles are still available to be watched on subscribers’ computers and on TVs via other partner devices, and we hope they’ll be available for Xbox 360 shortly.