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Start Using Netflix On Your PS3 Today

It was previously announced that Netflix would be coming to the PlayStation 3, and if you signed up to get your streaming video content, you should be ready to go this weekend.

PS3 owners who wish to access the vast Netflix inventory of movies and TV shows need a special installation disc to make everything work properly (it has to do with the Blu-Ray technology in the system). Well, these discs have already been sent out to subscribers; some of you should be seeing them today, while others likely will have it no later than Monday. Once you're in possession of this disc, you can feel free to access your Netflix account through the PS3 and begin picking and choosing what you plan to watch this weekend. Remember, if you were already a subscriber, this service comes at no extra charge so there's really no reason not to take advantage. The PS3 joins the Xbox 360, TiVo DVRs, a few standalone BD players and the PC as the platforms consumers may use to download streaming video; no more checking the mailbox for those discs, hoping they're not damaged, hoping they didn't send you the wrong one, and having to drop it back in the mailbox after viewing. Nah, that's old-fashioned stuff.

One interesting statistic: Netflix claims that nearly half of their subscribers have utilized some sort of streaming service within the past three months. That's...um...a lot. This will more than likely catch on, no?

11/6/2009 10:45:04 AM Ben Dutka

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Gow49ers
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 11:06:48 AM
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Got an email yesterday, said i would be receiving it today! Netflix subscriber since 2004

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Gow49ers
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 2:51:51 PM

Just received my disc today, Ps3 and Netflix Rule!

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BlackBriar
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 3:53:57 PM

I Still haven't received my e-mail conformation? and did this when it was first available. What gives, did I do something wrong?

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Zorigo
Saturday, November 07, 2009 @ 7:24:21 AM

um, is this thing for the UK aswell?

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bOnEs
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 11:15:24 AM
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yup, i get mine today too... i think it's cheesy B-movie night tonight for me and my buddies :D... you can find plenty of those in the watch instantly section...

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BTNwarrior
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 11:19:36 AM
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now I can stop watching mystery science theater 3000 episodes on my laptop and start watchig them on the big screen like they were ment to be viewed

Last edited by BTNwarrior on 11/6/2009 11:19:47 AM

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Squirreldriver
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 2:03:09 PM

Yay for MST3K! Love that show, hmm, thanks for the idea.

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coverton341
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 11:33:54 AM
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Goodbye Live Gold subscription hello free online Netflix watching via the PS3. Well, free to a point. At least we aren't forced to pay the online tax that the 360 has now if we want to use a console to watch streaming video on a HDTV.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 11:57:24 AM

tax? it's more like bribing someone to get back what you allready own

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Qubex
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 11:40:55 AM
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The US always gets everything :(

Q!

"i am home"

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fatelementality
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 12:55:23 PM

Move or get over it :)

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chucknasty
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 1:55:40 PM

if you are a chick:
I will marry you so you can get citizenship

if you are a dude:
I would offer to marry you so you could get citizenship but unfortunately I don't live in a progressive state like Iowa so that isn't legal here.

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Beamboom
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 5:28:55 PM

Ah this is for US only? That cleared things up. I sat here wondering about what the heck Ben where talking about, "signed up", huh, "already a subscriber", what...

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SvenMD
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 1:17:53 PM
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Why did I not know that I needed a disc!?! Yeargh!

Well I just ordered it - I hope it still comes fast.

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frylock25
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 1:33:20 PM
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so do we have to have the disc in the ps3 to use the netflix? do we use the disc once and send it back or keep it? i am kind of interested in this but havnt had netflix in like 2 years. might have to get it again.

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bOnEs
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 2:02:27 PM

you don't send it back... it's yours to keep because, you'll have to put it in the system whenever you want to watch an online netflix movie... supposedly in the future the disc will be eliminated once they implement netflix into the XMB but, for now, we have to use the disc...

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frylock25
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 2:21:41 PM

thank you for that information.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 1:42:09 PM
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I'm down.

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redman479
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 2:41:26 PM
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It works great, just wish they had the search feature.

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Imagi
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 2:45:35 PM
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Oh how I envy you guy's, hope it makes it's way to the U.K soon.

Anyway enjoy the show and have one on me

:)

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Deleted User
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 3:34:31 PM
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I'm Canadian so I can't take advantage of this but I don't really care for movie watching as is. People who wanted this feature for their PS3s are very happy, though.

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Gregory Freeman
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 5:38:43 PM

Canadians can't get this???

why not??

my cousin's got netflix on his 360, and canada is in NORTH AMERICA, so why aren't we getting it??

is it 4 the same reason we don't have the vid store?? cuz that's gay!

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frylock25
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 8:21:24 PM

you guys up in canada are getting a chance to win the fortune hunter edition of uncharted 2. go on playstation blog they have details on it

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CONTRABAND
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 4:25:55 PM

when your on netflix.com look in the main menu bar and click on Instantly on your tv, then click on see all devices witch is about half way down the page on the right, then click on the PS3 and you will see a lil box on the right side about half way down and thats how you get the free disc.

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FlyingKickPunch
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 4:50:57 PM
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this is really cool. its like a skeleton disc for almost any movie you can think of.
one question though, i have pooptacular DSL, will i be able to stream movies? i can play games fine online, but downloading is very slow compared to roadrunner. wish i lived in town lol.

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bOnEs
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 5:13:07 PM

off topic: dude, wonder showzen is awesome!! nice avatar!!

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NonProphet
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 6:34:03 PM
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Thanks Contraband! Not sure why that info wasn't in the article (although it does say you need to sign up so I suppose I could have done some extrapolatin')

For me, Netflix streaming was the only advantage my 360 had over my PS3, I'm gonna order the disc asap.

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SSRGohan
Friday, November 06, 2009 @ 7:39:09 PM
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Ok so far i like it better than the xbox version and the loading times (i tried wired/wireless) are way better on the Playstation!

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___________
Saturday, November 07, 2009 @ 12:04:00 AM
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would be interesting to see how much bandwidth streaming a HD movie takes.
i remember reading a article off IGN just after E3 on M$s instant 1080P on and they said a normal full HD movie like the dark night would take roughly 6GBs.
that cant be right, 6 frigging Gbs?
bloody doom 3 or FEAR or FEAR 2 are less than that and there full fledged bloody games!

i want to use the video store when it eventually gets here (in 20 years time) but if thats how much bandwidth its going to take, well sony dont bother.
no one has 6GBs to waste on 1 movie.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, November 07, 2009 @ 1:36:33 AM
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Living in Australia.

Have a 12GB per month limit.

Am lucky to download 3 shows a week.

I hate that Australians are left to bite the dust. Internet is so expensive and so primitive, especially if you compare it to Korea, Australia looks primitive with our simple broadband and wifi with 12 GB per month usage starting at 60 bucks a month.

I wish we had better internet, then I could jump on netflix and ditch the ol' Foxtel cable box.

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___________
Saturday, November 07, 2009 @ 1:48:04 AM
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kinda off topic but ive had a look at heaps of screens of the GOW collection of IGN and other sites.
and what the hell is going on?
the ps2 version looks better than the GOW collection.
watching it in full res theres more details and such, the lines are smoother on the collection.
BUT the collection looks so washed out.
like the PS2 versions are created with 1 part paint 1 part water, where the collection is 1 part paint to 50 parts water.
the collection looks crap in comparison, i hope these are old otherwise im going to be really disappointed!

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sha4dowknight05
Saturday, November 07, 2009 @ 3:47:51 PM
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is this going to be in canada as well?

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