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PS3 is #1 for Netflix Streaming in the Living Room

PlayStation Blog: 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.

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Snookies121720d ago

Hey cool, I love the PS3 Netflix, although I do have to give props to Xbox for the whole "theater room" thing they have where you can get your friends to watch the same thing together. That's really cool.

portal_21720d ago

Except they removed this feature a year ago...

Snookies121720d ago

You serious? Well that's really lame... I hadn't used the Xbox's Netflix in a good while so I didn't know. :\
Why would they take it out?

crxss1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

@portal_2 LMAO

the only reason i use my ps3 for netflix over any other device is because it loads faster. too bad it takes forever to load essential ps3 functions on the xmb, not that the 360 is any faster. i'm really hoping they wise up next-gen and dedicate more CPU and RAM for their GUI/OS... takes way too long to send a simple message in-game

Septic1720d ago

Yeah I much prefer the PS3 one. The 360 version tries too hard to be fancy (with video previews etc) and sacrifices usability in my opinion.

Hatsune-Miku1720d ago

PlayStation is the future and the future is PlayStation

SkyGamer1720d ago

Yeah it helps that it is free. That is one thing Microsoft really needs to learn to make Netflix on Xbox Live Free. Anything with a separate subscription should be free live. Shame on you Microsoft!

Christopher1720d ago

***Why would they take it out?***

Because then only one person in a group needed a Netflix subscription.

darthv721720d ago

both the ps3 and wii versions of the netflix app are the same. Well, not exactly the same as you cant watch HD vids on the wii version.

Other than that, the UI is pretty much the same. Fitting really as neither of them are made specifically for those platforms. The 360 version is made by MS and uses (or did) silverlight as the streaming engine.

All in all though, I have come to a point where I dont watch netflix. On ANY platform because their selection of titles dropped dramatically since they didnt re-sign with Starz network.

If I cant find it in my Uverse on demand, I will check netflix (tv shows mostly) but for "movies" I go to redbox. Ironic really as i was a major supporter for netflix (on any platform) for many years. Their changing things around with the dvd side and wanting to make a split account wasnt that appealing.

I know they changed their mind on that but overall, the service has been getting hammered by up and coming cable and satellite services that are expanding their on demand selections as well as hulu and all these new digital distribution services. The mighty netflix....really good in its younger days but now it is difficult to keep paying for a sub.

SilentNegotiator1720d ago

Of the consoles, PS3 definitely has the best Netflix app.

darren_poolies1720d ago

You can do it with the PS3. I have 6 people sharing my Netflix account.

JoySticksFTW1720d ago

"Yeah I much prefer the PS3 one. The 360 version tries too hard to be fancy (with video previews etc) and sacrifices usability in my opinion."

Exactly. That's how I feel about the PS store's new look also.

Some critics and media members make errant claims that PSN hasn't been updated, is bland, and behind the competition. So Sony goes and fixes what isn't broken, and replaces their nice simple interface with the fancy, busy look we have now.

I wish gamers and media members would realize that sometimes functionality and ease of use trumps flashy bells and whistles

jeseth1719d ago

I also really like the PS3 Netflix. It streams really well and the majority of the shows/movies stream in a really nice resolution.

I just wish Netflix would clean up their menus and make it a little easier to search content.

Other than that Netflix is great on PS3. Use it more on PS3 than our iPad.

SaiyanFury1719d ago

I do use my PS3's Netflix application more than on any other device, but that's because my PS3 is on all day. I keep it on (Netflix) when I'm taking care of my daughter all day, then switch into game mode after she's had her daily nap.

On a separate note, I bought a new Xbox 360 a few months ago and I was stunned to see that I needed an Xbox LIVE Gold membership just to watch Netflix on it (I don't game online). No need for any such subscription on the PS3 other than an already present Netflix subscription. I guess I'll be sticking to my PS3's Netflix for the foreseeable future. :)

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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1720d ago

This is better news than this to any gamer.

"Xbox now used more for online entertainment than online gaming"
http://latimesblogs.latimes...

As long as sony keeps it a game console first and a media hub second that is great!

NeverEnding19891720d ago

We get it. You and your multiple accounts love promoting latinetimes.com.

Watching movies has always been the primary use of the PS3.

Rhythmattic1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

NeverEnding1989 (trollop)

Primary, as in games vs movies ?
Na

How about Primarily Blu-Ray over Netflix.
Yeh.

miyamoto1720d ago (Edited 1720d ago )

yup Netflix on PS3 is very convenient like the Android app.
my whole family love the Jacky Chan & Godzilla line up on Netflix PS3

INehalemEXI1720d ago

them super slims sure are sexy.

Kurt Russell1720d ago

We find very different things sexy to eachother... people like you are the reason for Rule 34 ;)

INehalemEXI1719d ago

There simply is not "people" like me ...I am one man.

BenRage31720d ago

It also helps that Netflix streams in 1080p on the PS3. Unless it's been updated, the last time I checked, the 360 streams in 720p.

nukeitall1720d ago

Netflix streams in 1080p for me on Xbox 360 whenever such HD stream is available.

showtimefolks1720d ago

well let's see on one device you don't have to pay twice just to access netflix. xblive fee than netflix on psn its just netflix and it loads faster

i feel like sometimes MS tries too hard with xblive to make everything fancy and in the long run it hurts the product more than helping it

chriski3331720d ago

I use Netflix on my ps3 and wii u kinda cool for both

slapedurmomsace1720d ago

The 360 picture while streaming nexflix always looked like garbage compared the the ps3 and wii. I have no idea why as my 360 was wired and my ps3 and wii were on wifi. This is with 25mpbs on comcast, so that can't be the excuse. Since the wii is gone, I'm stream exclusively on my ps3

slapedurmomsace1720d ago

What's there to disagree with?? Jesus this site sometimes

insomnium21720d ago

I too use netflix on PS3. Didn't expect it to be #1 though.

Silly gameAr1720d ago

Yeah, that's been gone for a while unfortunately.

Oh_Yeah1720d ago

If you want a free streaming service that has every movie and tv show as they come out in hd get xmbc and download the navi-x plugin. Your welcome, youll never have to pay for cable, rent movies, or pay a streaming site again.

Tapewurm1720d ago

Netflix just signed a deal with Disney that will allow them to show movies 6 months after their initial release.....doesn't start til 2016 though...should be nice though...especially with the new Star Wars films in the works....still can't beleive Disney bought Lucas Arts. Back on topic....should make for better movie selections in the future.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1719d ago

It's been the number 1 console to watch movies on for as long as it's been out. It was released with not a game, but Spider-Man 3! Everyone knows people use their PS3's for Movies the most.

Number 1 playing games in the living room though... that's another story. ;)

Denethor_II1719d ago

yeah it's really cool, but you don't like to use it?

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SoundGamer1720d ago

"PS3 is currently the only platform to experience a new voice user interface called “Max” that’s currently being tested."

"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."

Nice!