- Today JoyStiq (linked above) has expanded on the initial announcement
from earlier today that Netflix is officially hitting Sony's PS3 console.
According to Netflix, in order to use its steaming service on the PlayStation 3 the application disc
will have to be in the PS3 until 2010.
Apparently Netflix won't have an integrated XMB solution until then, however, it is coming in a PS3 Firmware update.
To quote from the interview: "Joystiq: Was the PS3 application developed internally by Netflix?
Netflix: Yes, with the help of the Sony team.
Can the Netflix application be installed to the PS3 hard dive from the disc? Or must the disc be inserted every time a user wants to access Netflix?
Yes, the Netflix disc has to be inserted every time to access the Netflix service.
Why a disc-based application and not streaming access through the PS3 browser?
Netflix members and PS3 owners have really wanted a way to instantly watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix via the PS3 system. The instant streaming disc represented the fastest and easiest way to let them do this.