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Video: Sony Confirms Netflix Will be Disc-free on PS3 Next Week


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205w ago - Several months ago we reported that search and discless functionality were being added by Netflix, and today Netflix VP of Product Development Greg Peters has confirmed that the online video service will be going disc-free on Sony's PS3 entertainment system next week.

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To quote: 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 [Register or Login to view links] from Netflix and Dolby with details.

Check out these improvements and continue to enjoy watching TV shows and movies streamed from [Register or Login to view links].



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#17 - hewlett123 - 204w ago
I haven't JB my PS3 yet but I am at 3.15. Does anyone know if it's possible to download the pkg of netflix outside of the PSN and run it? Does it need to be activated?

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#16 - bitsbubba - 204w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Bleeding Gums View Post
Well I finally got a chance to actually see the Netflix message when you load from the disc (my wife had previously told me over the phone what was happening). At any rate, the Netflix app actually loads and the message about the disc no longer working in 31 days as well as the option to "Install the Netflix Now" is from within the Netflix app.

If I were to select "Install Netflix Now" would it re-direct me to the PS store to download the application or is there a chance that the app can be downloaded from Netflix? Given that I am still on 2.74 I do no want to risk selecting "Install Netflix Now" for fear that there will be no way to back out.

no I did that my disc is useless now, it tells you to go to PSN to download it though your PS3.

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#15 - Bleeding Gums - 204w ago
Well I finally got a chance to actually see the Netflix message when you load from the disc (my wife had previously told me over the phone what was happening). At any rate, the Netflix app actually loads and the message about the disc no longer working in 31 days as well as the option to "Install the Netflix Now" is from within the Netflix app.

If I were to select "Install Netflix Now" would it re-direct me to the PS store to download the application or is there a chance that the app can be downloaded from Netflix? Given that I am still on 2.74 I do no want to risk selecting "Install Netflix Now" for fear that there will be no way to back out.

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#14 - datalogger - 204w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Bleeding Gums View Post
Someone posted a comment on the PC World blog indicating that a firmware update (from Sony) was not required to install the new Netflix application, apparently suggesting that the upgrade could be installed even with a lower firmware. Has any one been able to confirm this?
I hope it doesn't require an upgrade.

If it does, it will be just another hit to 3.15 users that chose the "Option" to keep OtherOS.

(Now, what ever happend to those OtherOS Lawsuits... no one seems to talk about them anymore... )

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#13 - bitsbubba - 204w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Bleeding Gums View Post
Someone posted a comment on the PC World blog indicating that a firmware update (from Sony) was not required to install the new Netflix application, apparently suggesting that the upgrade could be installed even with a lower firmware. Has any one been able to confirm this?

The Canadian Netflix app requires 3.42 to run. My guess is this will follow suit..

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