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Microsoft video to relaunch as Zune Video this fall

Monday, 1st June 2009 22:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft will relaunch its Xbox Live Video Marketplace as Zune Video this fall and Last.FM will be included as a free service to all Gold members.

The movie library will be updated to 1080p with instantaneous download via streaming for eight to 18 countries.

“So what does Zune bring to the party? Well, in time Zune will add hundreds of new pieces of content to Xbox Live. We’re talking a vastly expanded library of the hottest blockbusters and they’re all yours to download to rent or download to own,” said Microsoft.

“Pick a movie and you can stream it into your living room instantly and in anything up to 1080p high definition with 5.1 channel surround sound. In other words, with a good broadband connection, there are no pauses, no lengthy downloads and nothing else to stand between you and stunning HD entertainment.”

Xbox Live will allow you to watch movies with your friend who is not sitting beside you either via a virtual cinema and talk about what you see with voice chat.

Sounds good for those in a long-distance relationship, eh?

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4 Comments

  1. daytripper

    revenge of the fallen with a few mates? i’m sold

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Quiiick

    What does Microsoft consider ” a good broadband connection”?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Syrok

    50MB/s. :o)

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Dean

    Pah! Saying it’s 1080p HD is worthless unless they mention what bitrate it’s streaming at.

    #4 6 years ago

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