One of the coolest announcements during Microsoft’s E3 press conference a couple months ago was the Netflix Party Play. This new feature means that friends with Xbox Live Gold and Netflix memberships can watch movies together, regardless of whether they’re in the same room. Viewer’s Xbox Avatars sit together on the screen during the movie and can talk to each other silently during the viewing.
Unfortunately, Kotaku reports that not all movies will work- specifically ones from Disney or Starz. Worse still, the films aren’t even marked as not usable with the service. Microsoft did confirm to Kotaku that they are aware of the problem. “We are working closely with our partners and studios to deliver Xbox LIVE Parties for as much content as possible,” a spokesman said.
“We offered the Xbox LIVE Party feature to all content owners, and what’s up on the service reflects what the rights holders are comfortable with. We’re confident that the community will be pleased with the great selection of Party-enabled content.”
The new Netflix features will be available on Xbox Live on August 11th.