Netflix coming to PS3 next month

Sony is to launch the Netflix service on PS3 from next month.

A similar service is already available for the Xbox 360, where members of the Netflix service can stream films and tv episodes straight to the console.

The announcement earlier today, now no longer means Netflix is exclusive to the Xbox 360. It’ll cost no more for those already subscribed to the service to stream on the PS3.

Those who aren’t members can sign up for $8.99 a month which grants you unlimited access to the latest films and telly content, streaming both to a PC and a console. That also includes physical DVD rental as well.

“The PlayStation 3 system has always been about more than just gaming, and it will soon be the only platform in the industry to offer consumers such a variety of convenient options for enjoying movies and TV shows,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA.

“Whether you want to watch content on Blu-ray disc and DVD, download it from the PlayStation Network’s video delivery service, or stream videos instantly from Netflix, the PS3 system is the only solution that offers it all.”

Those wanting to watch films in HD will need a Blu-rat streaming disc that will be sent out to Netflix members. This will allow the technology to run to access the online content and stream it over your connection at Blu-ray quality.

Of course, no such service is out in the UK, but we do have Sky Player to look forward to this week.

Tell us what you think of the announcement below.

Rob Rymond

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