Even as it brings waves of new TV and video content to the Xbox 360, the console's latest firmware update appears to have killed the most popular feature of its Netflix app. When Netflix brought its Instant Watch catalog, Party Mode became unexpectedly popular. It let you talk to your Xbox Live friends while you were all streaming the same movie. The Xbox 360 Party Mode gave a clever, social twist to content that was available elsewhere and remained an exclusive to Microsoft's console even after Netflix expanded onto other game platforms like the Wii and PS3.
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