Originally Posted by crunchewy
Good point on the 4 discs. That really would be pointless if you could stream the movies too. You'd never use the discs. Maybe, though, they will have some of the new releases available for streaming?? Anyone used their beta code and seen the library?
And we also love Netflix streaming (but we get discs from them too).
By the way: RBI
Ok, I just did because the waiting was getting on my nerves, lol. It's a one month trial. If I lose out on a couple days of Xbox 360 app usage, oh well. Stand by...
EDIT - So far...I'm not really blown away. They have a "Just In" section that includes Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, No Strings Attached, Swordfish, Three Kings, Sphere, You've Got Mail, and The American President.
Their "Popular" section includes Ben Stiller's All-Star Comedy Roundtable, Thor, Young Adult, Paranormal Activity 3, The Expendables, Muppets from Space, and Big Daddy. the last two movies have a "Last Chance" banner above them...which I would guess means they'll be removed soon.
Then, there's a "New at Kiosk" section to let you know what you can go rent at a machine.
Then, there's an "Awesome 80's" section which includes Steel Magnolias, Back To School, Summer Rental, St. Elmo's Fire, Risky Business, Flashdance, and Wargames.
You CAN pay extra to stream newer releases. I'm looking at Dark Knight Rises right now with a price of $4.99 for SD or $5.99 for HD (ouch!) Yeah, so that's basically pointless and can be gotten elsewhere. DKR and Seven Psychopaths seems to be the newest movies they have though. Other "pay extra to rent movies" include Bob the Builder: Teamwork Time, Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Back to the Future, and Jaws. Not all movies carry DKR's price tag though. The older ones do $2.99 SD/$3.99 HD.
EDIT 2 - Ok, whew...they do have more than that. When you're first looking at it, it doesn't seem like it because when you click "view all" it still shows those same movies. But if you click "subscription" at the top, you get their full list. Scanning for "important" movies now.
Mostly stuff that's on Netflix: The Lincoln Lawyer, True Grit, Captain America, The Last Exorcism, and A LOT of stuff that's at least 10 years old. I should note, that's from their "Featured" category too (which oddly enough...isn't on the front page, lol). When you sort by "All", the list gets even more weird. Lots of music documentaries (Always Whtiney Houston, Justin Bieber), no name family movies (Upon a Midnight Clear, 16 Love), crappy horror movies (Bloody Bloody Bible Camp, Ghost Attack), etc. Yeah...it gets really, really bad...
I realize it's a beta, but this does nothing to convince me to drop Netflix. It might be decent for people on a disc plan who want to not have to rely on the mail anymore. But I'd say the streaming library is barely better than Amazon Prime streaming...if that.