Xbox Movies on Demand launching in Australia on November 17

Movie service finally comes down under, along with Facebook and Twitter.

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Movies on Demand is a service that has long been available to Xbox 360 owners in the US, but Australian gamers have so far been kept out of movies on their console loop. That's finally about to change, with the long-awaited Movies on Demand download service for Xbox 360 set to launch in Australia on November 17. The service will come with the next Xbox 360 dashboard update, which will also include a Twitter and Facebook app, allowing users to update and view the two social media sites.

Movies on Demand (MOD) is a video rental service which will feature more than 100 movies on launch, with Microsoft saying that it would be updated weekly. Films will be available in either high-definition 1080p or standard definition. Newly released HD films will set you back 480 Microsoft points, while SD films are half the price at 240 points. Powered by Microsoft's Smooth Stream Technology, MOD will detect your Internet connection and stream the highest resolution that your connection can handle. You aren’t forced to stream just rentals--there's also the option to download films to your hard drive, and you'll have 14 days to watch them before the time expires.

Some films confirmed to be available on the Australian service include Warner Bros.' The Dark Knight and Paramount Pictures' Mission Impossible.

Discussion

12 comments
veeks
veeks

what a load of garbage, why not just go to blockbuster, i'm sure the people who would use this service could do with some time out of the house.

Spectre-123
Spectre-123

Does our infrastructure even support this? After all it is so backward compared to other countries' internet infrastructure

Ivory-Dynamite
Ivory-Dynamite

O great now I'll will have to download updates for this bull or it won't let you on live thanks x-box for wasting my MB& time for some thing i do not want like a billion other people pull your head out of the sand.

fang19
fang19

The movies on the marketplace are crap plus its around 7Gb+ for each movie.

ColdGen
ColdGen

Yeah right. How many movies will a piddly HDD store?

shenau
shenau

well sorry for SH*TTING on everyone's parade, but xbox live movie downloads are NOT included in iinet's freezone : http://freezone.iinet.net.au/xbox.html just when you think iinet has a good thing going for it they have to f**k it up with this bulls*hit. god i hate australian broadband

spetz_naz_basic
spetz_naz_basic

Will never be a success given the current state of our broadband. It's all fun for iinet users while everybody else gets shafted.

benboz
benboz

This is going to be awesome!!

witide
witide

Not only is my download speed to slow, but it would destroy my monthly quota. It's a shame this won't work here.

witide
witide

Not only is my download speed to slow, but it would destroy my monthly quota. It's a shame this won't work here.

MaximSagan
MaximSagan

Or if you're with iiNet you have unlimited Xbox Live quota.

shenau
shenau

1080p ?? awesome with our dload quotas us australians would be a able to dload TWO hd movies every MONTH