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?

Subscribe
Notify of
32 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gow49ers
Gow49ers
11 years ago

Got an email yesterday, said i would be receiving it today! Netflix subscriber since 2004

Gow49ers
Gow49ers
11 years ago

Just received my disc today, Ps3 and Netflix Rule!

BlackBriar
BlackBriar
11 years ago

I Still haven't received my e-mail conformation? and did this when it was first available. What gives, did I do something wrong?

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

um, is this thing for the UK aswell?

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

yup, i get mine today too… i think it's cheesy B-movie night tonight for me and my buddies :D… you can find plenty of those in the watch instantly section…

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

now I can stop watching mystery science theater 3000 episodes on my laptop and start watchig them on the big screen like they were ment to be viewed


Last edited by BTNwarrior on 11/6/2009 11:19:47 AM

Squirreldriver
Squirreldriver
11 years ago

Yay for MST3K! Love that show, hmm, thanks for the idea.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Goodbye Live Gold subscription hello free online Netflix watching via the PS3. Well, free to a point. At least we aren't forced to pay the online tax that the 360 has now if we want to use a console to watch streaming video on a HDTV.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

tax? it's more like bribing someone to get back what you allready own

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

The US always gets everything 🙁

Q!

"i am home"

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Move or get over it 🙂

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

if you are a chick:
I will marry you so you can get citizenship

if you are a dude:
I would offer to marry you so you could get citizenship but unfortunately I don't live in a progressive state like Iowa so that isn't legal here.

Beamboom
Beamboom
11 years ago

Ah this is for US only? That cleared things up. I sat here wondering about what the heck Ben where talking about, "signed up", huh, "already a subscriber", what…

SvenMD
SvenMD
11 years ago

Why did I not know that I needed a disc!?! Yeargh!

Well I just ordered it – I hope it still comes fast.

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

so do we have to have the disc in the ps3 to use the netflix? do we use the disc once and send it back or keep it? i am kind of interested in this but havnt had netflix in like 2 years. might have to get it again.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

you don't send it back… it's yours to keep because, you'll have to put it in the system whenever you want to watch an online netflix movie… supposedly in the future the disc will be eliminated once they implement netflix into the XMB but, for now, we have to use the disc…

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

thank you for that information.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'm down.

redman479
redman479
11 years ago

It works great, just wish they had the search feature.

Imagi
Imagi
11 years ago

Oh how I envy you guy's, hope it makes it's way to the U.K soon.

Anyway enjoy the show and have one on me

🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 years ago

I'm Canadian so I can't take advantage of this but I don't really care for movie watching as is. People who wanted this feature for their PS3s are very happy, though.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

Canadians can't get this???

why not??

my cousin's got netflix on his 360, and canada is in NORTH AMERICA, so why aren't we getting it??

is it 4 the same reason we don't have the vid store?? cuz that's gay!

frylock25
frylock25
11 years ago

you guys up in canada are getting a chance to win the fortune hunter edition of uncharted 2. go on playstation blog they have details on it

CONTRABAND
CONTRABAND
11 years ago

when your on netflix.com look in the main menu bar and click on Instantly on your tv, then click on see all devices witch is about half way down the page on the right, then click on the PS3 and you will see a lil box on the right side about half way down and thats how you get the free disc.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
11 years ago

this is really cool. its like a skeleton disc for almost any movie you can think of.
one question though, i have pooptacular DSL, will i be able to stream movies? i can play games fine online, but downloading is very slow compared to roadrunner. wish i lived in town lol.

bOnEs
bOnEs
11 years ago

off topic: dude, wonder showzen is awesome!! nice avatar!!

NonProphet
NonProphet
11 years ago

Thanks Contraband! Not sure why that info wasn't in the article (although it does say you need to sign up so I suppose I could have done some extrapolatin')

For me, Netflix streaming was the only advantage my 360 had over my PS3, I'm gonna order the disc asap.


Last edited by NonProphet on 11/6/2009 6:35:51 PM

SSRGohan
SSRGohan
11 years ago

Ok so far i like it better than the xbox version and the loading times (i tried wired/wireless) are way better on the Playstation!

___________
___________
11 years ago

would be interesting to see how much bandwidth streaming a HD movie takes.
i remember reading a article off IGN just after E3 on M$s instant 1080P on and they said a normal full HD movie like the dark night would take roughly 6GBs.
that cant be right, 6 frigging Gbs?
bloody doom 3 or FEAR or FEAR 2 are less than that and there full fledged bloody games!

i want to use the video store when it eventually gets here (in 20 years time) but if thats how much bandwidth its going to take, well sony dont bother.
no one has 6GBs to waste on 1 movie.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
11 years ago

Living in Australia.

Have a 12GB per month limit.

Am lucky to download 3 shows a week.

I hate that Australians are left to bite the dust. Internet is so expensive and so primitive, especially if you compare it to Korea, Australia looks primitive with our simple broadband and wifi with 12 GB per month usage starting at 60 bucks a month.

I wish we had better internet, then I could jump on netflix and ditch the ol' Foxtel cable box.

___________
___________
11 years ago

kinda off topic but ive had a look at heaps of screens of the GOW collection of IGN and other sites.
and what the hell is going on?
the ps2 version looks better than the GOW collection.
watching it in full res theres more details and such, the lines are smoother on the collection.
BUT the collection looks so washed out.
like the PS2 versions are created with 1 part paint 1 part water, where the collection is 1 part paint to 50 parts water.
the collection looks crap in comparison, i hope these are old otherwise im going to be really disappointed!

thj_1980
thj_1980
11 years ago

is this going to be in canada as well?