It was previously announced that Netflix would be coming to the PlayStation 3, and if you signed up to get your streaming video content, you should be ready to go this weekend.
PS3 owners who wish to access the vast Netflix inventory of movies and TV shows need a special installation disc to make everything work properly (it has to do with the Blu-Ray technology in the system). Well, these discs have already been sent out to subscribers; some of you should be seeing them today, while others likely will have it no later than Monday. Once you're in possession of this disc, you can feel free to access your Netflix account through the PS3 and begin picking and choosing what you plan to watch this weekend. Remember, if you were already a subscriber, this service comes at no extra charge so there's really no reason not to take advantage. The PS3 joins the Xbox 360, TiVo DVRs, a few standalone BD players and the PC as the platforms consumers may use to download streaming video; no more checking the mailbox for those discs, hoping they're not damaged, hoping they didn't send you the wrong one, and having to drop it back in the mailbox after viewing. Nah, that's old-fashioned stuff.
One interesting statistic: Netflix claims that nearly half of their subscribers have utilized some sort of streaming service within the past three months. That's…um…a lot. This will more than likely catch on, no?