Zune Video Marketplace on XBOX Live

Screen of Zune Marketplace, not taken from XBOX Live
Screen of Zune Marketplace, not taken from XBOX Live

Microsoft announced more details about the integration between the XBOX Live Video Marketplace and the Zune Marketplace today at their Electroic Entertainment Expo press conference. The biggest new features are that you will now be able to get videos in 1080p. You also won’t have to wait hours for the vidoes to download anymore. They announced a new feature they are calling InstantOn. The XBOX will now stream the video as soon as you start playing it.  The last new feature is called Live Party. You will be able to watch these videos with your friends at the same time. More details to follow.


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Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.