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Netflix on PS3: Disc-free Next Week

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If you instantly watch movies and TV shows from Netflix on your PS3, here is the news you’ve been waiting for: starting Monday, October 18 you’ll be able to instantly watch movies and TV shows without inserting an instant streaming disc into your console.

In addition to eliminating the disc, there is a new user interface that brings a much richer and faster browsing experience, content search directly on the device, and dramatic improvements in how fast playback starts.

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There is even more good news for PS3 owners: starting on Monday you’ll be able to instantly watch some movies and TV shows in 1080i 1080p high definition, listen to Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound, and view an increasing portion of our content library with subtitles. This will bring the home theater experience right to your living room and make instantly watching movies even more enjoyable. Here’s a news release from Netflix and Dolby with details.

Check out these improvements and continue to enjoy watching TV shows and movies streamed from Netflix.

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FourUp2358 said:

October 14th, 5:41 am

OMG!!!!!!!!

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    Eric Lempel said:

    October 14th, 9:56 am

    A quick update, we have received a new version of the application from Netflix and we’re happy to report that the PlayStation 3 app will support 1080p.

ddb216 said:

October 14th, 5:41 am

FINALLY!

ddb216 said:

October 14th, 5:43 am

This will make my PS3 soooooo much more useful. I mean I can watch Netflix on it now, but it’s so much more convenient to NOT have to get up and change the disk in order to load it lol

xeno3d said:

October 14th, 5:47 am

Awesome!

lauchlin said:

October 14th, 5:48 am

I thought I read that this disc-less netflix was only coming to Plus subscribers. From the article, it doesn’t mention that. Is it for everyone who has a PS3? And is it free?

danthe57 said:

October 14th, 5:48 am

Woot! say it with me, Woot!

wocyob said:

October 14th, 5:48 am

this is great news… i didnt like the interface before but this is much better

and not needing a disc is a nice plus

BloodiedWraith said:

October 14th, 5:48 am

Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this.

Powie said:

October 14th, 5:48 am

Woohoo!!! Subtitles too, my old ears appreciate this.

downwardspiral28 said:

October 14th, 5:49 am

have already had this in canada for about 2 weeks now

OnesOwnGrief said:

October 14th, 5:49 am

Thank yee oh Gods of Sony and Netflix. Praise be to thee.

kanjolie said:

October 14th, 5:49 am

So amazingly awesome! And on my birthday too, best news I’ve gotten for a while, I can’t wait to test out the new features, man!

tietherope said:

October 14th, 5:50 am

We already have this in Canada but can we get the instant queue please?

Sammich3825 said:

October 14th, 5:50 am

Heck yes. Hopefully I can actually watch movies on my PS3 now. Before it was so laggy that it would take over twenty minutes to play two minutes of video.

LR_Se7eN said:

October 14th, 5:51 am

Nice! Time for me to get a second PS3 for the TV in the bedroom!!!

MiguelAMX said:

October 14th, 5:51 am

Wonderful news :D

JFeisty said:

October 14th, 5:51 am

Rock on! Been waiting for a disc-less solution…can’t wait!

Aggie_CEO said:

October 14th, 5:51 am

I rather have GT5 come out on its Previous date than this come out next week….can this get pushed back to “Before Christmas” :’-(

This is good tho…no more disc…..

VofEscaflowne said:

October 14th, 5:52 am

Any news on when Canada will receive more content? It is pretty lacking compared to the US right now and even shows that were used to advertise it a few weeks ago on the PS Blog such as Dexter are not even available on the service.

EagleEyeElite said:

October 14th, 5:53 am

Okay I am confused….because Canada already had the Netflix application since it came to Canada. Same theme etc…was I the only one or something? Please respond…this worrys me and yes @Volf, we need more kick *** movies!

Runawayshinobi1 said:

October 14th, 5:54 am

Dolby 5.1 surround sound finally….

MatthewMk2 said:

October 14th, 5:56 am

Welcome to the future America! For once we Canadians got something cool before you! Netflix is Freaking AWESOME!! Yeah, content is kinda lacking at the moment, but who cares? Its has Mystery Science Theater 3000! The only show you;ll ever need.

matthewkh said:

October 14th, 5:58 am

When do we get this in Europe?
I live in Spain, but can only watch Spanish dubbed movies on PSN. No good to me as, I dont speak Spanish very well! Can we have a language option, when we download the movies please or at least subtitles?

kNoWlEdGe22 said:

October 14th, 5:58 am

Thanks for news and features Greg and Eric… looking forward to it!

KillerDante said:

October 14th, 5:59 am

This is great!!! Good step foward. @ 5 its for everyone. BTW I am also loving that Free ‘Midnight Movies’ on PSN every Saturday night. You should try and include something like that for PSN+ subscribers to promote your own video store. Thanks for your hard work.

Enforcer_X said:

October 14th, 5:59 am

1080i … COME ON!
5.1 Audio I’m sold!

Microshock said:

October 14th, 5:59 am

YAY! The disc version was starting to annoy me and even broke my 250GB HDD.

dr_sasquatch said:

October 14th, 5:59 am

I’d have to agree with VofEscaflowne… it’s great that the service has been introduced in Canada already but if I’m going to stick with it after the free trial I’ll need to see new movies and TV shows added on a regular basis. Nothing has been added at all since I signed up… it’s really just a limited selection of top-rated TV shows and movies and a whole lotta b-movies I’ve never heard of.

Netflix – if you want my business you need to add some new content!

atone1382 said:

October 14th, 6:01 am

Yea baby!!! Thanks for the update Greg! I generally use the netflix on my ps3 every night. Since October rolled in every time I pop that disc in I wondered when this was gonna happen.

drew327 said:

October 14th, 6:02 am

So good, now just waiting for a streaming only plan for cheap so I can send back the movie that has been on my TV stand for months.

MilitarySoldier1 said:

October 14th, 6:02 am

Beastly :)

WoodyWood09 said:

October 14th, 6:03 am

This is great, I was really getting tired of using a disc. lol

ExPresident said:

October 14th, 6:04 am

Awesome. Looks great and a much welcome update. Good work this time.

Monkey521 said:

October 14th, 6:06 am

@ #20, this is for the US. When they announced Netflix for Canada, they also mentioned that the Canadian version would start out with the update and that the US would get it mid-late October.

sprodigy said:

October 14th, 6:07 am

Awesome!! I can’t wait! I just started using Netflix a few weeks ago and i’m addicted. This will help!

Shinji_Elric said:

October 14th, 6:07 am

No offence Sony but it should have been an install from the start not a damn disk.

Fatguy2003 said:

October 14th, 6:09 am

Very well done Sony, securing surround sound first is huge. It may have taken awhile, but the competitor is finally playing catch up with Sony, and I couldn’t be happier :)

TrueFFVIIFan said:

October 14th, 6:10 am

Some t.v. shows/movies are enabled with SUBTITLES…?!?!? OH MY GOODNESS! I just had a heart attack and went to heaven! Thank you very much for working really hard to get that option available now! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! So, will we expect to see MORE (And if not MOST) of t.v. shows/movies will have subtitle in them…? Not just few, right? Thanx again!

viguru said:

October 14th, 6:10 am

woot! thanks :D

WhiteF8ng said:

October 14th, 6:11 am

Will the Ps3 upconvert like the 360 too?

THE_MR_PENGUIN said:

October 14th, 6:11 am

its about time.

very happy to see this.

So how about you guys make those google tv rumors coming true?

saiyanknight87 said:

October 14th, 6:12 am

bout time but what about a discount for PSN+ users or something!?

Moonvest said:

October 14th, 6:12 am

Dear United States:

Welcome to last month.

Sincerely,
Canada

OnesOwnGrief said:

October 14th, 6:12 am

Everyone, do yourselves a favor and just go watch Black Dynamite right now on Watch Instantly. :I

Bluenoodle said:

October 14th, 6:15 am

is it Move compatible?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    October 14th, 9:13 am

    I haven’t tried that out yet. Good question.

LiQuiZoN said:

October 14th, 6:15 am

Question:

What happened to all the VIDEOGAME related updates?

Just wandering, because it seems like it basically stopped, which is dissapointing.

StatikBit said:

October 14th, 6:16 am

FINALLY!… no disc AND Surround Sound! I can’t wait!

Amnalehu said:

October 14th, 6:16 am

My XBOX 360 is looking more and more like a giant paper weight…

Neji60 said:

October 14th, 6:18 am

Yea! About time. Now I won’t have to get up to change the disc. Ugh, so annoying…

Reginthorn said:

October 14th, 6:20 am

Yes keep adding the great features! Is 1080i exclusive to the PS3?

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