Microsoft today rolls out the Xbox Live dashboard update that brings – at long last – Movies On Demand to the Xbox 360 console in Australia. Have you checked it out yet?
Some of you will have had access to the dashboard preview for the past few weeks. And as with all beta tests, we understand if things are a little hit and miss. Personally, I was unable to stream in HD due to my useless connection, but HD downloads worked fine, as did SD streaming.
One concern out of the beta is the limited selection of movies available, with only around 100 titles – many quite old – to choose from. Speaking to Screen Play this morning, Xbox Live product manager Andrew Jenkins promises we’ll see a steady flow of new weekly releases.
“By the end of November you will see things like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover, State of Play, and by the end of the year you’ll see Transformers 2, Star Trek, all these huge blockbuster titles are coming to our service… I’m excited that Harry Potter and The Hangover, those are things that we are getting day-and-date with DVD.”
But now that the service has launched to the general public, how does it perform? If you’ve tested it today, let us know your experience.
UPDATE: Looks like I jumped the gun a little. It’ll hit at 9pm AEDT tonight.