We want to express our extreme dissatisfaction towards whoever is responsible for removing the Netflix Party Play mode from the Xbox 360 during this latest update last night.Â The Xbox 360 received a rather large update to the dashboard, but apparently the ability to watch Netflix with others in a party is now gone.
Netflix users used to be able to launch the Netflix application and choose to ‘Watch with a party’.Â This allowed us to watch Netflix together, despite being in different states while I am at college. We’ve enjoyed watching shows like Burn Notice, Top Shot, Star Trek, and movies together.Â It’s simply something we enjoy, or used to enjoy.
Microsoft issued the following statement to IGN:
“The new app platform on Xbox does not support the video party mode feature at this time, so will not be available in any existing app partners that have updated their app, like Netflix, or any of the new Xbox app partners.
We want to know when this feature will return.Â It doesn’t feel like much of an update when things are taken away from the service.Â Not cool, Microsoft.