Australians Can Stream TV Episodes, Seasons From Xbox 360 Now

If you've got an Xbox 360, you've never been short of a decent amount of TV content to stream to your console thanks to FOXTEL on Xbox. Now though, Microsoft is adding TV streaming and downloading to Australian consoles.

The news hasn't been announced just yet, but a few people have got in touch and pointed us at a local URL that indicates the service is already live. Microsoft Australia have told us that it has been there for about two weeks now.

From the screenshots, you'll be able to stream shows like 24, New Girl, Futurama and The Cleveland Show from the Zune Marketplace.

You'll be able to buy a season pass to specific shows, so that you can not only get instant downloads, but you'll also score a moderate discount on the content.

All the video will be streamed to your console in 1080p high-definition, so you won't be wanting for quality either, and everything you download to stream on your Xbox 360 can also be played back on your Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 PC.

Microsoft Australia is getting back to us on pricing for individual shows and season passes, and with a list of the shows that are online right now and will be online in the next few months. What shows do you want to see?

Thanks to Brent for pointing this out to us!

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    Yeah I looked at the price and laughed

      Same, and considering my poor broadband I'd have to up that greatly. These things just arent viable

    Currently the SD download of Immortals costs 2100 MS points, which is almost $35. $20 on DVD from JB HiFi; $40 on BRD including special features and "Digital Copy". Considering the lower costs of digital distribution and lower quality of content, this is pure price gouging. And they wonder why it's not taking off...

    In the meantime, I paid above-average (USD$10) for the recent Humble Music Bundle and got 5+ albums full of FLAC (i.e., full-quality) content.

      I agree. Due to lower costs of ditribution, including no physical products, no middle men "wholesalers", you should be able to get a whole season for $10 or less even. $1/ 50min episode and just watch how it all takes off.

      I'd still rather maintain a local library, rather than stream everything. HD's aren't expensive, and that way when bored I can watch something I downloaded 5 years ago without having to re-download yet again as I go.

    Cheers for the note. Happy to help ;-)

    I bought breaking bad episode by episode... it was fairly expensive but oh so easy.

    Forget this stuff, I'll be happy when something like Netflix comes over here

      It is VERY easy to get Netflix in Australia. I have it on my PS3 and Nexus 7 costs me $13USD a month all up. Google is your friend.

    Times like these I love 100Mbit cable....

    My ADSL is only a 2.5mb connection, and I can stream foxtel with no issues.

    The price of Xbox's rentals and purchases though are ridiculous, no wonder so many people torrent. Unless you're super keen to not get off your arse, a bluray from blockbuster will cost you half what a heavily compressed streaming rental will from Xbox.

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