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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

It seems as if the exclusive partnership Microsoft had with Netflix that kept native apps from coming to other consoles is toast. A native PS3 Netflix app is coming on October 18, meaning black box owners will no longer need to use a disc to boot up Netflix (via Destructoid). That's right, disc-free baby.

The arrival of the app has been a long time coming, and while the wait has been a bummer, PS3 owners will get a few special bonuses. PS3 owners, for example, will be among the first to hear their instant streaming videos in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and watch select shows and movies in 1080p. At the moment, no other user can watch a show in anything beyond 720p nor can they listen anything other than stereo. That, however, will change with time, Netflix says.
 
 


== TEASER ==When the special day dawns, the app will need to be downloaded under the "Videos" section of the XMB. A PSN account is required to log into Netflix, as well as Netflix credentials. The former is free, while the latter will come at a cost if you plan to use the app. You can view the rates here at the official Netflix site.

Sony has busted out a quick hits list for the new features of the Netflix app. In that list it's mentioned that the amount of time to start playback "will be improved," and more more subtitles or alternate audio tracks have been added. Neat.

The Netflix PS3 UI is pretty sleek, though still as art-heavy as its Xbox 360 counterpart. Eric Lempel, SCE vice president of network operations, has a little walkthrough of the app (embedded here) over at the official PS blog if you're interested in seeing what you'll be getting a little later this week. 
 
  
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

It seems as if the exclusive partnership Microsoft had with Netflix that kept native apps from coming to other consoles is toast. A native PS3 Netflix app is coming on October 18, meaning black box owners will no longer need to use a disc to boot up Netflix (via Destructoid). That's right, disc-free baby.

The arrival of the app has been a long time coming, and while the wait has been a bummer, PS3 owners will get a few special bonuses. PS3 owners, for example, will be among the first to hear their instant streaming videos in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound and watch select shows and movies in 1080p. At the moment, no other user can watch a show in anything beyond 720p nor can they listen anything other than stereo. That, however, will change with time, Netflix says.
 
 


== TEASER ==When the special day dawns, the app will need to be downloaded under the "Videos" section of the XMB. A PSN account is required to log into Netflix, as well as Netflix credentials. The former is free, while the latter will come at a cost if you plan to use the app. You can view the rates here at the official Netflix site.

Sony has busted out a quick hits list for the new features of the Netflix app. In that list it's mentioned that the amount of time to start playback "will be improved," and more more subtitles or alternate audio tracks have been added. Neat.

The Netflix PS3 UI is pretty sleek, though still as art-heavy as its Xbox 360 counterpart. Eric Lempel, SCE vice president of network operations, has a little walkthrough of the app (embedded here) over at the official PS blog if you're interested in seeing what you'll be getting a little later this week. 
 
  
#2 Posted by Tetraphagia (34 posts) -

Finally!  I'm super tired of swapping discs.

#3 Edited by skadbob (230 posts) -

Haha congrats!

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#4 Posted by JimmyJackJones (81 posts) -

Nice.  Screw those discs.

#5 Posted by VicRattlehead (1399 posts) -

awesome... now bring it to the uk please..

#6 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

Lame.

#7 Posted by FuzzYLemoN (1600 posts) -

What? I've had Netflix on my XMB for a while now. I just noticed it the other day.

#8 Posted by Nadafinga (959 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" Lame. "
um, why?
#9 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Took them long enough. 
 
5.1 audio here I come!

#10 Posted by MisterMouse (3560 posts) -

woah that is soon!

#11 Posted by Hammerjelly (221 posts) -

Huh, when it launched in Canada it was already like this (disc free, in the video section). The selection though is not amazing however.

#12 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5308 posts) -

Will we need Playstation Plus?  

#13 Posted by onimonkii (2449 posts) -

that looks so much better than the disc version in terms of speed and features.

#14 Posted by TurboMan (7605 posts) -

about time... I can't wait to snap this disc in half.

#15 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -
@Nadafinga
@Raymayne said:
" Lame. "
um, why?
Because cool kids like to hate. I may finally switch to using the PS3 over 360 if it's the only thing that offers Dolby Surround and 1080i at the moment.
#16 Posted by xombi242 (190 posts) -

The app works nicely here in Canada. 
I wish it had a social networking component to it so you can recommend and bookmark films though.

#17 Posted by Brenderous (1105 posts) -

Didn't we get that like a month ago? Oh wait. You guys didn't.

#18 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
" Will we need Playstation Plus?   "
Fuck no. 
 
Just be already paying the cheap 10 bucks a month for the Flix.
#19 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5308 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
" @SethPhotopoulos said:
" Will we need Playstation Plus?   "
Fuck no.  Just be already paying the cheap 10 bucks a month for the Flix. "
I am in.
#20 Posted by dutch726 (28 posts) -

Really hope that it doesn't require Playstation + out of the gate.

#21 Posted by morningthief (76 posts) -
@Hammerjelly said:
" Huh, when it launched in Canada it was already like this (disc free, in the video section). The selection though is not amazing however. "
I'd imagine your selection is not the same as what is available in the US, for licensing reasons. 
#22 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -
@Brenderous said:
" Didn't we get that like a month ago? Oh wait. You guys didn't. "
...how about that Canadian tax on water.  >:D
#23 Posted by thehowlingman (55 posts) -

Sounds wicked awesome bro

#24 Posted by tgammet (94 posts) -

Definitely happy that this is finally coming.

#25 Posted by Brenderous (1105 posts) -
@KaosAngel: I dunno. Is that real? If so, you know more about Canadian taxes than me:P
#26 Posted by MjHealy (1859 posts) -

I would possibly stab a baby if Netflix came across the pond.

#27 Posted by TonyBlue87 (300 posts) -

Sweetness.  I was just about to sign up for this, but now I'll wait the 4 days.

#28 Posted by Ronald (1373 posts) -

Pretty cool. Especially since I have the bluetooth controller for the PS3. I'm hoping to be able to sign up for Netflix again soon.

#29 Posted by Damodar (1428 posts) -

This is pretty awesome news. Dampened only by my PS3 being broken and Netflix not being available where I live. :(

#30 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4937 posts) -

good news for people who can use Netflix.

#31 Posted by duane_woods (34 posts) -

About time that's great news

#32 Edited by CornBREDX (5631 posts) -

It would be really neat if they had commentaries to the alternate audio. Only thing I miss on the streaming is getting to hear commentary if its available on Disc. 
 
That being said I usually use Netflix on my XBOX but I do have a PS3 so idk, if its better I will probably use it there. I really do like the XBOX features for it though. Again, really all I miss from it is being able to hear commentaries. 
 
This is cool though. 
I have to point out though, he said 1080i in the video. Is that a flub? It is different then 1080p so i'm just curious cus the article says 1080p haha
#33 Edited by flannelbeard (126 posts) -

anyone want a 120gb 360 elite? now i can sell it. 
 
great news! :)

#34 Posted by woodmxiii (7 posts) -

Finally, I am tired of ordering new discs.  They seem to fail on me every couple of months.

#35 Posted by Shakezula84 (443 posts) -

It finally happened. Now I just need to my PS3 fixed.

#36 Posted by MetalMoog (908 posts) -

Yeah nice app so far.  Gets updated with new flicks quite often.  I see they even added The Human Centipede to NetFlix Canada last night!

#37 Posted by LiquidPrince (16020 posts) -

Good stuff.

#38 Posted by pastabot (22 posts) -

I can't wait! I've been using that slow disc for too long.

#39 Posted by Brendan (7845 posts) -

Xbox 360 service in Canada please.  Please.  Please. Please. Please. Cmon please. 
#40 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

huh, my PS3 already does that.  I've been watching Netflix on it since September. 

#41 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

I would kill for a netflix-like service here in Europe. All we have is Zune and that terrible PSN movie-renting crap

#42 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK:  This is the disc-free solution.
#43 Posted by itspizza (441 posts) -

im more happy about the 5.1 support than anything else

#44 Posted by Sammo21 (3370 posts) -

Sweet.  Now all Netflix needs to do is add a streaming only subscription, even if it were only a $1 less I'd do it.

#45 Posted by Nate (705 posts) -

Hey, now I might actually watch netflix on my ps3 instead of 360.  The biggest pain for me hasn't been the disc (although that definitely is a pain), it's been the extremely slow load times and just poor connection I always seem to get on the PS3 version of netflix.

#46 Posted by DonutFever (3554 posts) -
@FuzzYLemoN:  Then you must be a brother Canuck!
#47 Posted by JohngPR (67 posts) -

Sweet.  I'll probably end up using it more on my PS3 now instead of my 360.

#48 Posted by buhssuht (438 posts) -

This or Redbox?

#49 Posted by DAFTPUNK (1213 posts) -

if you have ps plus do you still pay for the monthly free

#50 Posted by Zanthox (238 posts) -

Yay! finally disc free!