XBox: yet another reason not to invite friends round

A news story on Techcrunch tells us that Netflix, the online movie & TV show subscription service, is soon coming to XBox, meaning that Netflix subscribers can access all the content they buy through their console.

But the most important part is that it’s not a solo experience; using the Live Party feature, you’ll be able to watch the content with a group of up to 8 friends, wherever they are, using their XBox too. 

It’ll be interesting to see how the sociability angle works whilst people are watching (forum-style comments underneath? your friends voices talking over the show?). 

But one thing for sure is that the potential functionality of watching content ‘together’ whilst physically separate is going to be far greater than anything that standard TV platforms can produce.

The whole story’s here.