CinemaNow has extended support for its movie download service to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game console, and has made its burn-to-DVD service compatible with Windows Vista.
The new features are part of an upgrade of the online movie retailer’s Media Manager software, which was released on Wednesday. The proprietary application enables the download, management, and playback of video from a PC, and ensures copyright protection. The software only works with Internet Explorer.
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.
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