the magic of Disney is now available on an Xbox 360 console near you, there are now over 140 classic movies from The Walt Disney Company to choose from on Zune Video for Xbox LIVE in the UK. Hit films available on Xbox LIVE to rent* include the five times Oscar® nominated Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, as well as family favourites including 101 Dalmations, The Princess Diaries, Secretariat, and You Again — all perfect for the entire family to enjoy during the forthcoming Easter holidays.
“The addition of Disney movies brings even more entertainment to Xbox LIVE, no matter if you’re a fan of action, comedy, drama, or looking for a film for the entire family,” said Stephen McGill, Director of Xbox and Entertainment for Microsoft’s Retail Sales and Marketing Division, UK & IR. “Xbox LIVE continues to be the leading online service that delivers movies, sports, social networking, gaming and chat with Video Kinect to over 30 million active subscribers worldwide.”
“We’re delighted to be offering a broad range of Disney’s movies to rent via Xbox platforms in the UK for the first time,“ added Catherine Powell, SVP/GM, Media Distribution, The Walt Disney Company EMEA. “Innovative partners, such as Xbox, offer our UK fans flexibility in when and how they can experience Disney’s much loved entertainment.”
Zune Video on Xbox LIVE lets you instantly access your favourite movies directly on your Xbox 360, PC or WP7 mobile with the touch of a button. Rent HD films and prepare to stir the senses with entertainment delivered in eye-popping 1080p and 5.1 surround sound. Zune Video utilizes Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming technology and will automatically scale to the best possible resolution based on the speed of your connection. Want to enjoy a movie with friends? No problem. Start a LIVE viewing party and watch films with your friends even if they’re a thousand miles away. You can also play, pause and more with your voice with the power of Kinect—no controller required.