Xbox 360 is a superior video game and entertainment system giving the public the best games, exceptional entertainment features and integrated online gaming network that gyrate around gamers. You can do anything on an Xbox 360. Only exception: watch live TV. The ability to watch paid-for-live channels on the Xbox 360 is giving the satellite wars a new meaning. So far, there is no Microsoft program for it, but there are web services like the Orb that work with a little fine-tuning on the Xbox 360. Gamers everywhere are learning how to use Orb in turning game consoles to complete media centers. You can now bring digital entertainment from your PC direct to your living room TV screen. You can enjoy listening to your personal media music, watching home and Internet videos, and viewing photos and a lot more on the big screen, while sitting on your couch with your remote game controller on hand.
- Download and install the Orb program. Go to orb.com and download the program. Follow the install wizard to install the program. You would be prompted to set up an account as well. Enter your details, click next and click the "finish" button when you see it.
- Establish your media menu to video. Connect your Xbox 360 on your TV.Go to the media tab on your Xbox and select "Video". A new window should pop up and the word "Computer" is highlighted as an option. Use the enter button on your DVD or the "Y" button on your Xbox to select.
- Confirm you have media sharing. Click "Yes" if asked if you have media sharing software on your computer. Select your computer from the list.
- Enter the Orb software from your computer. Go back to your computer and go in to your Orb software. Search for the Channels you want to stream on your Xbox as your favorites. When the channel that you want to consider as your favorite, highlight them and click the favorite icon. The said channels will instantly appear on your Xbox 360 media center.
If you are an Xbox Live Gold member, you can download the Netflix application straight from your console so that you can watch TV shows and movies instantly. All you have to do is to be a member of Netflix and you can watch movies and TV episodes on your Xbox with no extra charge! To install Netflix just search vmcnetfix on Google. It has other features too like browsing new releases, the "friends channel" (showing you what your friends are watching on Netflix) and the Netflix Instant Queue where you can update your instant queue direct from your TV! Cool, huh? With Orb, watching your favorite TV show such as Lost, House, MTV and Numbers is just a remote control away. And with Netflix, you can have your own TV and movie marathon with your friends anytime and right at your own home! So go ahead and stream on your Xbox 360 and enjoy!