The absence of Netflix for my Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has always been a constant source of irritation for me, but we've just gotten word that Quickflix, essentially the Australian version of Netflix, has entered into agreement with Sony, allowing PS3 owners access to over 50,000 movies for streaming across the PlayStation Network, starting later this year.
"Having entered a streaming agreement for Sony Bravia in July we’re very excited to now extend the partnership to PlayStation via its game console platform," said Chris Taylor,CEO of Quickflix.
“Over 1.3 million Australian consumers who own an internet connectable PlayStation 3 will have access to Quickflix’s on demand movie streaming service. This is a significant moment in the evolution of IPTV delivered entertainment in Australia and a major development for our company."
The Quickflix library is pretty extensive, and provides a solid, more mainstream alternative to MUBI — Sony's other independent movie service which launched earlier this year.
"This exciting agreement with Quickflix will further enhance PS3’s already strong entertainment on demand credentials across TV, games, music and now, an even larger range of movie options," said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director of SCEA.
Sony didn't provide a precise date, but expects that the service will be up and running on the PlayStation 3 before the end of the year.
Just in time for me to never, ever watch Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull again as long as I live!