Yay! No more disc for Netflix on PS3!

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  1. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Insert Witty Title Here Staff Member

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    Netflix on PS3 goes disc-free, gets 1080p streaming and 5.1 surround sound (update)

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/10/14/netflixps3/

    If you instantly watch movies and TV shows from Netflix on your PS3, here is the news you’ve been waiting for: starting Monday, October 18 you’ll be able to instantly watch movies and TV shows without inserting an instant streaming disc into your console.
    In addition to eliminating the disc, there is a new user interface that brings a much richer and faster browsing experience, content search directly on the device, and dramatic improvements in how fast playback starts.


    There is even more good news for PS3 owners: starting on Monday you’ll be able to instantly watch some movies and TV shows in 1080i 1080p high definition, listen to Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound, and view an increasing portion of our content library with subtitles. This will bring the home theater experience right to your living room and make instantly watching movies even more enjoyable. Here’s a news release from Netflix and Dolby with details.
     
  2. gilaet

    gilaet mind wandering... Staff Member

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    great news
     
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    k4D3t Reverse Apache Master VIP

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    does this apply to Wii users as well?
     
  4. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Insert Witty Title Here Staff Member

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    Nope, sorry. Just PS3. Xbox has always had a separate "app" for netflix available for download, but the PS3 required the use of a disc, until now.
     
  5. dawg

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    I already have a roku, but it would be nice to move it to the family room, and I could just use the wii in my area
     
  7. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Nice. I always seem to lose that stupid disc when I want to use it.
     
  8. JohnnyGuapo

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    Watching it through the IPad is pretty sweet too. Watch whole movies sittin around work.