On Friday, I was waxing eloquent about Netflix (s NFLX) and its streaming video service, which has become part of my media consumption. And like me, many Netflix fans were accessing the new but fast-growing video streaming service via their DVD players, televisions, Rokus and Xboxes. Well, add Sony’s (s sne) PlayStation 3 to this list. Netflix just announced that it is going to be supporting the gaming platform that’s already bundled with a Blu-ray DVD player.
Netflix will begin streaming via the PS3 system next month at no additional cost to Netflix members in the United States who have a PS3 system. For only $8.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed to their TVs and computers via Netflix-ready devices. By the way, I will be chatting with Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, at our upcoming NewTeeVee Live conference on Nov. 12. You won’t want to miss it; get your tickets today!
Recommended reading: “The DVR vs. Internet Video” by Mark Cuban.
2 thoughts on “PlayStation Hooks Up With Netflix; Streams Follow”
My question, as someone who owns both the 360 and the PS3, is this: Is Netflix planning on pushing more HD with either streaming offering? I’ve got about 100 movies in my instant queue, of which there are about 5 or 6 available in HD. In either case, at least I know I won’t have to keep my Live subscription now.
I like Netflix. The idea is brilliant and it cheaper and very convenient (http://www.tubestime.com/watch/netflix-commercial/3 ). Like in the commercial.