Watch CinemaNow movies on your Xbox 360

After years of not really mattering to anyone, CinemaNow has finally gotten the movies you can watch and download from their site off of your computer and onto your TV. As long as you have an Xbox 360 or other supported device.

CinemaNow announced today that their Burn to DVD service has been updated to be compatible with Windows Vista in addition to the Xbox 360 support.

CinemaNow can now use the Xbox as another bridge to a home television. The Media Manager upgrade can detect an Xbox on a home network, and upload a video from a PC for playback on a TV. The service reflects the company’s strategy of giving customers the option of choosing from multiple platforms to watch movie downloads — from PCs to portable devices to TVs.

The Windows Vista support makes it possible to download a video and then burn it to DVD for playback through a standard DVD player. This option is an important feature for movie download services, which need to make it as easy as possible for customers to watch a video on their TVs, experts say.

Other devices that CinemaNow supports include wireless portable media players (PMPs) from Archos, a French portable electronics company. Users can download CinemaNow videos wirelessly to their PMPs for playback on the device or on a TV. While Archos support is a step in the right direction, CinemaNow’s service doesn’t support Apple’s iPod, the leading portable media player in the market.

via Information Week

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