Microsoft Corp. this week announced a new update for Netflix Inc.’s Netflix application for the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360.

New features available to the Netflix application include a Skip Forward / Skip Back function, Zoom function to enlarge letterbox video to full screen, improved color contrast, and single sign-on functionality.

Xbox Live members in Canada, Latin America, UK and Ireland can now share TV shows and movies view friends viewing activity by connecting their Netflix account to Facebook.

Microsoft in Mar. announced the availability of HBO Go, Xfinity, and to the Xbox Live division of the Xbox 360.

HBO Go includes live and on-demand access to HBO content; Xfinity from Comcast Corp. offer on-demand entertainment, and offers live and on-demand games in high-definition.

All three services offer Kinect functionality for voice and motion commands.

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