So on Tuesday the controller to my PS3 stopped working (shorted out maybe?). This really sucks because I watch Netflix on my PS3 while work in the loft. I use my PS3 everyday and I love that I’m able to use the service for free, on the Wii too. So I take the Xbox out of the box since I still haven’t unpacked it from the move and set it up. I finally get it set up, connected to wifi and the software updated. Getting it connected to wifi is another story. I’m pretty sure I haven’t turned the stupid thing on in over a year because I really never use it and hubs hasn’t played it in forever either. After spending the whole morning setting up I finally download the Netflix app and attempt to login to have it tell me that I need to have an Xbox Live membership to be able to stream Netflix. I pop on over to see how much the membership fee is and it’s $70 for one member or $100 for a family of 4 plan, yeah and this is for one year! If hubs was a gamer and used it I wouldn’t mind paying for it but he hasn’t played in over a year so I see no point. By now I’m really annoyed, I’ve worked on this for hours and haven’t gotten anywhere. For the Xbox live membership fee I can buy 2 playstation name brand controllers that are $40 each and could last up to 3-5 years OR just buy one playstation controller and then buy a knock off controller that ranges about $15-$25 each….. Hmmmmm what shall do? LMAO having to pay the Xbox Live fee to just watch Netflix is ridiculous in my eyes when I can watch them on the PS3 or Wii systems for free! I gave up, I got my spare laptop, placed it at the end of the couch and let Netflix play all day. I ended up taking the Wii out of my room and placing it in the loft until I can run to Walmart and get new PS3 controllers.
I don’t know why we even own the system and I have an Xbox, I’ve always been a playstation gamer (yes I play video games) and never wanted an Xbox system. Hubs wanted it so he could play with his buddies from work but never really played with it. Now it will sit there looking pretty and collecting dust.