Movie time: Flixster arrives on Xbox Live

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If Netflix or any other movie app on Xbox Live ain’t cutting it for you, there’s another option now available: Flixster.

Microsoft announced the availability of Flixster for Xbox Live subscribers in the U.S. and you can now rent and buy movies directly from your console by using the app.

Some cool features include the ability to see reviews and ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, which Flixster acquired three years ago.

Other features:

  • Buy or rent standard and high definition movies
  • Browse current movie listings in theaters near you
  • Peruse new and upcoming DVD releases
  • Watch high quality movie trailers
  • Access movie details, including film posters, synopses and Rotten Tomato scores
  • Easily sort and watch movies from your UltraViolet movie collection
  • Navigate using voice and gesture controls with Kinect for Xbox 360

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jasondouglasfarris Jason Farris

    At this point there is a ton of entertainment apps on the Xbox and finding which has the show or movie you want to watch could be confusing.

    Two great ways to eliminate that confusion.

    1) Use smartglass. Smartglass allows you to seach the smartglass app for a show, movie or music, then shows you which apps and services are offering that content, and allows you to launch directly to that content, from any mobile device or tablet. Very cool.

    2) Use the bing search built into the xbox console. Especially cool as it’s voice activated. For example say “Xbox, bing Mad Men” and it will take show you all the services currently available to you with Mad Men, and you can pick which one you like.

    Of course you can always launch and browse apps individually.