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PlayStation 3 First To Feature Netflix Search Capability

At first, it appeared as if the Xbox 360 might get the jump on Netflix compatibility, but as it turns out, the PlayStation 3 is enjoying some movie-related "firsts."

Today, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has announced the PS3 is the "first computer entertainment system in the gaming market to get the latest version of the Netflix application for instantly watching movies and TV episodes, as well as the only system to add a full title search capability." If you're a subscriber, you can access Netflix through your PS3 by utilizing a free, instant streaming Blu-Ray disc. The press release reminds us that other consoles force subscribers to boot up their laptop or PC, go to the Netflix site, enter a search string, add the desired movie or TV show to their queue, adn then go back to the console and make the selection. SCEA and Netflix will continue to optimize the popular service for the PS3; we can expect "access via a native application in the coming months." Said Phil Rosenberg, SCEA senior vice president:

"We are thrilled to be the first in the marketplace to have Netflix search capability. Search is fundamental to choosing movies and TV shows and we’re proud to be the only gaming system supporting the Netflix Continuous Improvement Architecture, which makes Netflix application improvements instantly available to the installed base of Netflix users on the PS3 system."

If you've got a PS3 at home, there's not much else you need for your home entertainment needs. And if you're not yet a Netflix subscriber, perhaps the ease of using that service on the PS3 will finally convince you…now, about those 3D movies…

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DeathOfChaos
DeathOfChaos
13 years ago

I have the internet, it gets me movies in HD for free…

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
13 years ago

Sucks to be you, i feel sorry for anyone who watches a film like INCEPTION for the first time outside the cinema.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
13 years ago

Ultima "wins" again. LMAO

gangan19
gangan19
13 years ago

inception was balls

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
13 years ago

…What!

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
13 years ago

inception was one of the best movies i've seen this year.

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
13 years ago

I think "balls" can be a good thing in some circles…. if not, WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIM!!?!?!?!?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

Definitely the best movie of the year.

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

I guess I should go see it…

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
13 years ago

Best experience since I first saw the Matrix.

For those who haven't seen Inception, you're missing out on something truly incredible in cinema.

It makes Avatar look like a cheap kids film. 3D was the gimmick, but the movie itself wasn't anything new.

AND DON'T DOWNLOAD IT!!!!

See it in a cinema!!! This movie was made for a cinema experience!!! Small comedies, go nuts, DL all you want, but this movie!?!?!?

snypa_69
snypa_69
13 years ago

Awesome film!! Agreed with made for the cinema!!

DONT DOWNLOAD!!

JBLAZE
JBLAZE
13 years ago

when will this become available.

Karosso
Karosso
13 years ago

Just give me the damn app on the media bar already!
I'm getting tired of having to pop the disk in every time 🙁

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
13 years ago

I didn't realize the PS3 version needed the disc. I thought it odd when I signed up for the trial they sent me a disc.

gangan19
gangan19
13 years ago

heck yeah! i rape my netflix account almost everyday

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

Does it like it?

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
13 years ago

LOL @ World

gangan19
gangan19
13 years ago

well if it did like it, it won't be rape, so let's hope not…lol

kraygen
kraygen
13 years ago

Does netflix do HD movies and tv shows? I don't have it and was considering trading in my satellite for a netflix account, but I gotta have it in HD.

Karosso
Karosso
13 years ago

I just finished watching Lost in HD from Season 1 to 5 so… Yep they do most new series in HD. Also they have a deal with Starz and right now they have episodes from Spartacus: Blood and Sand in HD. This series just started and after afew days the brand new episodes show up on Netflix.
So far its been totally worth it.

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
13 years ago

Lost is one of the greatest series to ever grace the television!

Zemus101
Zemus101
13 years ago

Nice, can't wait until Canada gets netflix later this year 😀 very excited for it, that's probably how I'll do my hd rewatch of Lost.

Superman915
Superman915
13 years ago

they have spartacus in HD? last time i checked it was only SD.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
13 years ago

Yeah it does. Some movies and Tv shows are in HD.

DjEezzy
DjEezzy
13 years ago

The library is definitely growing too.

JackC8
JackC8
13 years ago

I stream about 5 Netflix movies a week, right after I'm done playing some video games 🙂 Love that service. Looking forward to getting rid of the disk. It's a tiny inconvenience, but a bit more streamlined service is always nice.

Gimmedat
Gimmedat
13 years ago

Spartacus Blood and Sand is an amazing series.It depicts what Rome was really like.I dont have starz on cable so I watched the series on my netflix…effin love it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

I think I've seen every episode like five times, I wish we knew when the next season would begin, I hope Andy Whitfield can get back to work asap.

kraygen
kraygen
13 years ago

yeah I really liked the show, watched every episode and am really interested in when the next season is. I think the actor that plays spartacus does a really good job.

SirLoin of Beef
SirLoin of Beef
13 years ago

I just started watching the series yesterday thanks to Netflix and have really liked it. Got into it quite a bit and ended up watching the first 6 episodes.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
13 years ago

@ world

Andy Whitfield (Spartacus) was Diagnosed with early stage non-hodgkin lymphoma. That caused a delay to the second season. But they have started filming for season 2 as of now, and he's is all good, and cancer free.

Also apparently because of the delay starz went and made a prequal to season one. It has 6 episodes revolving around Batiutis, before taking over the gladiator training school.

RebelJD
RebelJD
13 years ago

Playstation updates are simply getting better and better. I look forward to each new announcement and am delighted that Netflix is becoming easier to use on the PS3. I've yet to subscribe but the continued support will eventually have me as a subscriber.

Alienange
Alienange
13 years ago

What kind of a stone age do those "other consoles" come from? No search?? Really?

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
13 years ago

I cant wait till this becomes native, as of now i use my 360 more for netflix but worry about over using it.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
13 years ago

With Live you get to pay twice too.

InBlackestNight
InBlackestNight
13 years ago

This is live now. I noticed it last weekend. Works well but lacks the option to search by category and actor. You have to be pretty precise with your title too. Overall a very welcome update.

sonic1899
sonic1899
13 years ago

Go away

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
13 years ago

Once Australia finally gets unlimited broadband and cable deals, and Netflix becomes available in Australia, I'll be all over it.

However, I do loves me pretty Blu-ray collection. Mmmmmmm… High def goodness with no wait for download. Tru-HD surround is sweeeeeeet!!!!

Borderline
Borderline
13 years ago

Same here Dance. My broadband is fast but limited to 60gig a month and I use that up almost every month through various channels. Never used Netflix, is it subscription based or a per download fee?

___________
___________
13 years ago

DAM!
i only wish i had 60GBs to play around with!

though, dont hold your breath on unlimited download usages, the new broadband plan which is replacing the old copper cables with fiber optics, something other countries had YEARS! ago wont be complete for another 8 years!
so in other words it will probably be a decade till we start seeing unlimited download usages as standard.

DazeOfWar
DazeOfWar
13 years ago

Finally. This plus going disc less later is awesome.

Sol
Sol
13 years ago

Better find my streaming disc…

___________
___________
13 years ago

SWEET!
great for those who use it, but who uses it?
i dunno about you guys, but i did not spend 1K on a ps3 60GB and 500 on a slim so i can watch movies.
i could of saved myself 1300 bucks and just bought a netbook for that!
i bought my ps3 for the games, so sony stop wasting your time, money and resources with this crap and bring us the games!

money put towards this could of been put towards 8 days or the getaway 3.
or it could of been put towards keeping 60% of the fired employees from sony UK and other studios!
sony effectively cut 40% of their developers because of losses, because there too busy turning the ps3 into a media hub which it should not be!

if i want to surf the web i have a laptop.
if i want to use facebook i have a laptop.
if i want to use twitter i have a laptop.
if i want to stream music i have a laptop.
if i want to stream pics i have a laptop.
if i want to watch movies i have a laptop.
if i want to play games i have a ps3, WHAT IT WAS BUILT FOR!!!!!!!!!!

you dont see Ferrari turning their cars into boats do you?
or rolls Royce turning their cars into rocket ships!

snypa_69
snypa_69
13 years ago

A Rolls Royce rocket ship!!
HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE?!?!?!?!
A Ferrari car boat!!!
AWESOMENESS EXTREME!!! lolz

Great ideas ( i nearly wee'd thinking bout the rocket) but totally agree. Keep your ps3 for games!!! As it was made for!!

Fane1024
Fane1024
13 years ago

I've got a Lotus Esprit that turns into a submarine. 😉

On topic: I bought a PS3 so I don't need to have an effing laptop (or desktop).


Last edited by Fane1024 on 7/29/2010 4:54:27 PM

snypa_69
snypa_69
13 years ago

Fane are you James Bond in disguise??

Gimmedat
Gimmedat
13 years ago

The PS3 is like having your cake and eating too.Why complain about added features that come with a bad ass game library and blu-ray.You sound like someone who shouldnt even own a PS3…I look at you as being a PS3 commie.Give me liberty in one console,or give me death.This post was meant for the no name Sweet who is four comments up.


Last edited by Gimmedat on 7/31/2010 9:45:53 AM

hehateme
hehateme
13 years ago

inception was horrible ive never seen anything like it itwas a very watered down tom cruse wanna be, but about the ps3! aaaamazing just trying to now get my platnum on red dead!

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
13 years ago

What are you babbling about, a watered down Tom Cruise… you make no sense.

Fane1024
Fane1024
13 years ago

Cut him some slack…he took a lot of blows to the head playing in the XFL.

(I realize Ultima won't get this reference since he's a Brit).

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