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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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  • squishymango

    Yeah my Netflix app does not look like the one in the video this is crap. I don’t understand how it can be different so dumb Stupid Sony and Netflix.

  • itis PS3 and netflix together….Thank God it about time

  • Got my netflix discless working. One suggestion I have for netflix is to include an exit button on the interface. I actually navigate a lot of my PS3 with the TV remote, which is connected via HDMI and can perform lots of the non PS3 specific keys. So now I cannot exit the app with this remote, I have to get a PS3 control to exit app.

    Thanks!

  • EagleEyeSamurai

    WHOA!!!

    I just found out something cool by accident.

    My VAIO TV controller can navigate and control the PS3 Netflix App.

    I am once again IMPRESSED, Sony. Well done.

  • I have a major problem, I had a game freeze up and was able to get the disc out and now my playstation won’t read any disc. Game or movie.
    Any ideas on what to do????

  • I’m able to get both versions of the interface with two accounts. When I use the account I used when I had the disc (this logged me in automatically with the new app), the interface in the video appears. Then when I switch accounts by logging in with my other account, (no device activation code required I guess) I get the one everyone, myself included, is complaining about.

    For those coming from the disc – Login using your netflix account info by pressing (at the home screen in the app) up up down down left right left right up up up up (seriously) to deactivate the current login. Login with your nexflix account info and see what happens. Might see this ‘beta’ interface. Do the same to deactivate again and your disc based criteria should be restored.

    You may need to delete the nexflix data from BD Data utility on the XMB to get this to work. There is also a file in game data utility.

    Those of you who never used the disc – which interface do you get?

  • My experiences:

    Netflix video streaming works fine. Very nice picture – I run mine through my Yamaha RX-A2000, set to bitstream for Audio. 2 Channel is matrixed into 5.1.

    Old PS3 “Fatboy”

    Menu’s are fine on Netflix – – do not see what the hullabaloo is about. Maybe it’s because I did not have the disc version of the product.

    5.1 audio spotty – – freezes on larger movies, won’t download. Able to view television series (episodes – not as long as the movies) in 5.1. Fast DSL connection, but wireless to PS3. 8 to 12 meg speed on router (2wire)

    I suspect, due to all the postings, that they are still working the bugs out of the recent release.

    NOTE for Netflix/PS3. If you really want to corner the market, make new titles available the same day they are released and eventually have Dolby TrueHD & full DTS support, including 7.1. When that happens – game, set, match. I will have no need to go to any video store or mess with disks again.

  • kenshin_yusuke

    Hey guys. The reverted dinky looking netflix menu is a test. They are sending out a number of beta versions to see how each one does and counting on the customers to call them back so they can find out what they like and dont like. So feel free to call them. I know i didnt like it. I liked the original. Much better. Well anyways. Just thought i would let you guys know.

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