IndieFlix Bows Xbox 360 App in Six Countries26 Mar, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
IndieFlix, the subscription video-on-demand service targeting independent films, March 26 said it launched an app for Xbox LIVE on the Xbox 360 video game system.
Los Angeles-based IndieFlix said Xbox Live Gold members in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand can watch its library of film festival favorites, curated independent shorts, features, documentaries and Web series through their Xbox 360.
“We think the Xbox audience ‘gets’ independent film,” Scilla Andreen, co-founder and CEO of IndieFlix, said in a statement. “We believe they’ll love the original content and appreciate the raw creativity of these fiercely independent artists who work outside of the ‘system’ to make the movies they want to make.”
The app features a rotating collection of movies that can be watched for free on Xbox with an IndieFlix membership. Subscribers using Xbox Live can link their memberships to watch on their home TVs.
IndieFlix, which shares revenue with filmmakers through a “royalty pool,” whereby content creators are paid for every minute watched by a subscriber, features films in 28 genres, including action/adventure, romance, horror, thrillers, animation, sci-fi, family and zombies.
IndieFlix can also be accessed through a Roku media player and at IndieFlix.com.