NetFlix In Action On The Playstation 3

This week Netflix started mailing out the disc needed for PlayStation 3 owners to use the movie and television streaming service on their consoles.

Here's a quick look at how the service works on the console once you get the disc. For now, you'll have to pop the disc in to access the Netflix service from the Movie section of your PS3's cross media bar.

The Netflix service is relatively similar to the offering found on the Xbox 360. Although you can't watch a movie with friends online, everything else seems to be there for PS3 owners.

I actually like the interface a bit more on the PS3 than I do the Xbox 360. The PS3 version takes up most of your screen to show off the movies or shows available in a particular area. You can sort by a number of genres, including very specific ones keyed to your tastes, as well as look at your Instant View queue and browse through the selection of TV shows and movies just made available on the service.

Once streaming a video you can pause, rewind, fast-forward just like with a disc or downloaded movie.

While this may seem like old hat to Xbox 360 owners, it's got to be a delight for PlayStation 3 users, especially those that landed the disc before the weekend.


    LOVE THIS!!!!! I got my disc yesterday and minutes later i was streaming like a mad man. People have been saying alot on the stalling or slow load time, or the quality. I have a 47 flat 1080p and i, i also have cable internet that on average runs 7 mbps download and 470 kbps upload, which is about average internet and my stuff takes less than 15 seconds to load and the HD is slick and smooth and the SD is obviously SD!!! no it not the greatest its at 480 what do people expect? I love this and for a little over 10 bucks a month (8.99 for 1 disc plan and 2.00 for blu-ray) you CAN get two blu-rays a week and there streaming list is ever growing. I have high hopes for this service and can't wait intel the fully integrate the service into our XMB which will come in the form of a patch early next year. I love technology haha.

    Now all we need is a similar service in Australia for both the PS3 and the 360.

    Is it going to be available here in Australia?

    i can haz tivo blockbuster hax 4 ps3?

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