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PS3 #1 for Netflix Streaming

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+ Posted by Phil Rosenberg // Senior Vice President, Business Development, SCEA

It’s official: More people stream Netflix content to their televisions via PS3 than any other device worldwide. This is a major milestone, and one we’re particularly proud of considering the myriad Netflix-compatible streaming devices on the market, from other gaming consoles to smart TVs and internet-connected set-top boxes.

To demonstrate why our partnership has been so valuable for both PlayStation owners and Netflix users, we asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to offer some further insight:
“PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our number one platform overall. PS3 is a natural fit for Netflix in terms of developing and first deploying our most advanced features. We can transparently update our application with new features on a daily basis, and through the free PlayStation Network, people around the world can sign up for Netflix directly from their PS3.”

PS3 first introduced Netflix in November 2009, and since then it has become a primary development platform for the Netflix streaming experience, giving PS3 owners early access to many new features that come to other platforms later. For example, PS3 was the first computer entertainment system to offer Netflix in full 1080p video resolution with 5.1-channel Dolby Digital Plus™ surround sound and to offer post play, second screen controls, on device sign-up, and alternate audio options including subtitles. PS3 is currently the only platform to experience a new voice user interface called “Max” that’s currently being tested.

PlayStation remains a huge admirer and supporter of Netflix’s focus on quality and customer service, and we’re clearly not alone: with more than 30 million streaming members globally, Netflix has earned an irreplaceable slot in the modern living room. And we’re proud that this innovative service has found its biggest success on PlayStation 3.

We won’t stop here. Our joint development will continue to produce innovations that further demonstrate PS3 as the true home for entertainment in the living room. For example, earlier this year PlayStation and Netflix expanded their partnership by bringing the Netflix experience to PlayStation Vita in the United States. This enables PS3 owners to start watching a movie or TV show on Netflix, pause it, and seamlessly continue watching on PS Vita’s beautiful 5-inch high-def OLED screen.

We look forward to working with Netflix on further innovations that will keep the PlayStation experience the best in the living room. What’s your favorite TV show or film you’ve discovered on Netflix? I’ll be interested in reading your comments.
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Im surprised that the PS3 is no 1. With the install base of the Wii and the Xbox 360 in the U.S, i thought one of them would be # 1. Congrats Sony. We'll done.
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Makes sense. 360 requires gold and wii is not hd, plus the 360 interface sucks since the last update .
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I was just going to post the reasons and someone beat me to the punch. Being able to stream in HD and not needing an extra subscription is a huge benefit. Still surprising nonetheless considering that at first, you needed a disc to use NetFlix on the PS3. That was crazy but I guess it was the only way they'd be able to give the PS3 NetFlix without having a conflict with Microsoft before the exclusivity deal ends.
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I believe Wii still requires a disc. I don't own one, but last time I saw one it was still required.
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Originally Posted by TornadoTJ View Post

I believe Wii still requires a disc. I don't own one, but last time I saw one it was still required.

Have not required a disc for Wii since the same time as PS3.
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I.m sorry to hear this. It'll mean Netflix will think all the changes-downgrades, mad.gif they've done to the PS3 App are just wonderful, and ignore those of us begging them to restore the flexibility and functionality of the previous versions.

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At least they finally got the PS3 DD+...
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