Netflix Coming to PS3: Some Hoop Jumping Required
Netflix and SCEA have reached an agreement to get the popular movie rental company’s “Watch Instantly” service onto the Playstation 3. Unlike the Xbox 360 version, which requires a Gold account to access the service, the Playstation 3 version will be completely free to the user. There will be, however, a few steps in order to watch Netflix on your PS3:
- You must request a special disc (free) from Netflix to use the service.
- The disc needs to be in the system whenever you decide to use Netflix.
Stupid rules? Yes, but necessary to work around the Microsoft agreement, allowing the 360 to be the sole console allowed the convenience of Netflix on the Dashboard.