Move over Xbox 360. PS3 will be the all-encompassing movie machine next month and Gaming Target lays out the Top 5 reasons why.
Already with this?
Sorry, but I'm tired of switching between 360 & PS3 for movies.
#1 and #3 I have to agree with the most, haha. I used my 360 for netflix and that was the only thing I really used with my Gold membership. Now that it's coming for the PS3, I have no reason to stick with paying $50 a year. :D
I didn't mean that. I just meant that there are already articles that blank on blank is better than blank on blank. It just seems a little premature.
I don't understand the purpose of the blu ray disc? Is it necessary just seems annoying to have to put it in to watch a movie i'm gonna stream. Not like its a deal breaker since i have over 30 blu ray movies but just seems unnecessary in my opinion and will deter people from signing up immediately having to wait for that blu ray disc before watching a movie
We all know that it will be great but there really no use until comparing it till the product is out.
probably it has to do with the exclusivity that MS has with Netflix to keep the app natively on the 360? still you're right, its really stupid.
What justifiable reason has MS got for GOLD subscription now? Facebook & Twitter? They are available on PS3 in FULL versions but lets ignore that for a second and really wonder is it worth $50/£40 a year for facebook and twitter?
The PS3 already has an internet browser with the latest Flash player, so if Netflix tweaked the site a little bit, PS3 users could arrange their Queue from the PS3's browser. Netflix could make the tweaked site "Netflix.com/PS3" like some sites such as G4TV has done. I can watch Netflix streaming on my Xbox 360, TiVoHD and now my PS3! Now I won't even have to change the channel! Laziness FTW!
Then get PlayOn for your PC and stream your Netflix to your PS3 and leave that Xbox 3-fix-me to collect dust. I rarely turn on my 360 now that I have PlayOn and the movies streaming from my PC by Netflix are awesome. If Sony releases a Netflix add-on for the PS3, it will decimate the 360 since it is the only leg they have left to stand on when it comes to the digital media market.
on the blog it said "initially", so im guessing it wont be like that forever.
Does PlayOn let you stream in HD, though?
I agree with Sonarus. I don't see how people can say this is a blow to Xbox LIVE when it forces you to pop in a Blu Ray disc every time you want to use this application. That just seems like an inconvenience at times. "Crap... where did I put that thing?" If you honestly don't have to pop in the disc every time, then it's not that bad, but if you do, that would just bug the hell out of me. Also: "5. PS3 is quieter. No need to wish you could call the usher to shush your jet engine-sounding Xbox 360." This would be relevant, if the Xbox 360 forced you to use a disc for this application. It runs off the hard drive if I'm correct, and that thing makes absolutely no noise.
The press release mentions this service is in fact a BD Live application. That means, its not PS3 native (per se), but a BD java application which requires the Blu Ray disk to run. The whole BD live must be somewhere in the firmware, but looks like it needs to be started through the BD disk (I could imagine, XMB could execute the BD player with BD live without a disk - but that would be a nice hack). Anyhow, it needs a runtime environment, and the application is not PS3 native (but optimized for it ? see the controller handling, etc). Anyhow, this could be an advantage, because not only does it stream video, but BD live is fully available to the service.
That was the most ill written and ill conceived article I have ever read. Who the hell is approving these articles?! This site is becoming more ridiculous everyday. *sigh*
They have ONE leg to stand on here... the $50 a year fee. The rest of the reasons are the same fanboy slobber we mop up on a daily basis at n4g. What would be a great promo... they start sticking this application on normal Blu-ray movies.
You clearly haven't seen the 1080p streaming, which much to my surprise delivers on the claims. I would hardly call Netflix the only leg they have to stand on. The Zune Marketplace is a quantum leap ahead of anything Sony does... and if they are just now getting to the Netflix party... it's a little late for that. And yes, I have access to the preview and can make these claims.
"What justifiable reason has MS got for GOLD subscription now? Facebook & Twitter?" but..but.. you don't have XGc and Game invitez, that'z why xboxz livez is better and we pay $50 a year, we lovez you M$z
What happened to netflix sucks blue ray rules? Now it is a celebrated thing by fanboys. None of the ps3 fans should say anything positive about a service that they personally put down! Else we will see through your year long hypocrisy! Next it will be, instant 1080p streaming on xboxlive is not that big a deal. Your steal behind. Good luck with watching movies without pauses in them on ps3 netflix.
we get a choice now :P
that the ps3 got netflix as well.. Waaaaaaaahhhhh!!! bu bu bu but all is left is in game chat..
netflix doesn't suck but blu-ray does RULES. Nexflix supports Blu-Ray with $2 more.
Looks like someone is bitter. Hmm... Lets use the hypocrisy line now that our once exclusive feature is on the PS3.
Spoken like a blind fanboy. It's not like PS3 users were putting down netflix. Their argument was why pay for something they have been doing for free or using an alternative method. Their other argument for digital distribution / streaming of movies is that 1080p on a blu-ray isn actual high-def 1080p image with all the bells and whistles of high-definition audio, subtitles, extra content, and extra languages - which is why technophiles would prefer renting a blu-ray off Netflix than streaming. Now that it's on the PS3, Netflix is just another option for high-def movie viewing.
Fanboys will come up with anything to bash the other team. I bet two days ago you were bashing PS3 because it didnt have netflix and the fact that people didnt care was a problem. Now it has it and instead of jumping into a hole your bashing them for liking it? Its a feature, of course we like it, who wouldnt.... And by 1080P movies...are you counting the entire PSN Video store? Or you just completely ignoring the fact that Sony was already there ages ago? Let me guess the fact that Xbox can share videos with Zune is so amazing too not that PS3 can share with PSP or anything... Seriously this whole fanboy war crap is getting old. Might as well hate PS3 fans because they love the heck out of Uncharted, since actually liking whats given to us instead of chanting to get an Xbox exclusive to our system is such a crime these days. Look at it this way, MS paid Netflix to get it exclusive, Sony fanboys bashed netflix and/or didnt care because Sony had a video store solution....yet Netflix STILL ended up on PS3 and Sony didnt pay a dime to get it. Where has this happened before...MS may have big wallets, but Sony has the brains.
I don't use it for my 360 nor will I use it for the PS3. However, for new potential buyers, the PS3 is really becoming the all encompassing entertainment hub Sony has been touting. This is just one more step closer. Even though it's a year after the 360, the PS3 has always had Blu-Ray and is still the most optimum choice for video and audio movie enthusiasts.
I really hope the disc loading is only temporary, microsoft must have some type of patent on a code. its still easier to load the disc than bring the 360 in from the other room. (ps3 and 360 in the house, i move both between rooms constantly).. also been watching netflix on ps3 via playon for a long time now.. watching netflix now on my 360 actually.. I guess my 360 will get less play time with me after this until mass effect 2 comes out.
WHich makes sense for it to be to get around the microsoft deal. Microsoft recently since the summer stated that this holiday 2009 the 360 would be the only console to have netflix streaming.. greenberg, major nelson etc stated this.. so sony having it disc based is almost like a beta as well as not stomping on microsoft's streaming deal. works for me. the other option would have been for the announcement to be made in 2010 and have no netflix access at all other than playon for the ps3.
They claim that digital distribution is the future, yet they make you put a disc in ... every freaking time you wanna start the application? Come on, this makes no sense. Why can't they make it like VidZone, that would be much cooler.
It's obviously to get around a contract they have with microsoft. It would be easier for them and everyone for it to be a downloadable file.
until they upgrade the firmware. From Playstaion Blog, "Initially, watching movies instantly streamed from Netflix via the PS3 system will be enabled by a free, instant streaming Blu-ray disc that is being made available to all Netflix members. The free instant streaming disc leverages Blu-ray’s BD-Live™ technology to access the Internet and activate the Netflix user interface on the PS3 system, which must be online via Wi-Fi or Ethernet"..........if you've messed around with BD live you will know that you can stream, trailers, and extra features. clever move by sony using existing tech, to get streaming to us, before they have time to give us a software solution.
I almost always put in a disk or a memory card every time I watch a movie on my PS3, so this really is a non-issue; Only difference is, I don't have to search through a bunch of disks, cases, or upload it to a memory card via PSP and then plug in PSP or take MC out and place in the PS3; It will always be the same disk!
Now inbetween our blurays we will stream from netflix instead of google on the browser. Im already a Member of netflix & a AVID PS3 user. Now PSN is even more SEAMLESS. PS3 IS PRICELESS!
Will the PS3 get 1080p HD streaming, or just SD, and will it be instant? This was really the only Xbox 360 feature that I envied, I am really excited for this!
Add netflix and chat and the ps3 will have everything the 360 has and more. looks like microsoft is losing their touch... i dont think facebook and twitter will be enough. i can tweet and go on facebook on my phone.
And your PS3, as well
Try using Facebook on your PS3. As it is right now, the main page of Facebook won't even load in the PS3 browser. Really. WILL NOT LOAD. Go try it. Please, I need a laugh this morning. Just because PS3 has a browser doesn't mean it's intuitive in the slightest. It doesn't mean it even WORKS.
Actually, it's working just fine for me right now... I can use the mobile version, too. I can do the same for myspace on that browser.
I like watching full Blu Rays on my Ps3.
or the xbox360 is getting a lot of hate/fail/doomed/etc articles and the ps3 is getting more praise/better/win/top/great/et c articles?
apparently the PS3 fans have been clamoring for a long time to have something to make their arguments less stale and uninspired; and if it gives them hope then that is good, since hope is rarely a bad thing. Its what the losing side of any internet argument resorts to these days name calling and bravado; neither of which merit anymore attention than a golf clap.
too bad i don't care about or have netflix. blockbuster all day. also, why not just use the ps3's web browser to watch movies? i've seen over 8 movies off of it; stagevu.com is a good site to stream/download them btw. also, watch road to perdition; excellent movie.
Because it only does everything. Better.
Good points made.
This is quite blow to the 360's value, I will not use it though I already have the free web browser on the ps3 for free movies.
Xbox 360 owners can be happy now since MS will probably give silver members access to netflix, just so that it doesn't look like they are robing everybody.
With the power of the Cell, Netflix will stream in 3D to the PS3.
A disc? Laaaaame.
Extra $50 dollars with my netflix subscription, much lamer.
I want it in whole damn Europe godammit, not US and maybe UK! Day one not after 5 fkn yrs or so
to europe so hold ona min
ill trade you netflix for vizone!
Is the Internet fast enough in the US ? because it isn't here in Australia not that we have netflix here.... BluRay is still the best option
Nahh. I stay with Blu-Ray (the real HD experience). Streaming WITH LAGS I DONT NEED THAT.
i see the UK is still getting stiffed when it comes to a video service .. we don't even get new movie trailers or nuffin' .. sort it out SCEE, you're so far behind the rest of the world it's starting to make me [oh and a couple of other million Europeans] sick .. SCEE the retarded cousin of PSN .. there! i said it!
I used it for awhile, but I'm now back to just streaming to my PC, so much easier, and If I get bored I just pop open another tab and I'm off web surfing. XD
I'm all for Netflix on my PS3, but that list is just pretty stupid.
this article made me realize how sh*tty this website is, and how much time I have wasted on it. I hate all of you.
Show me your rage!!!
And Cross game chat....Im loving my ps3 even more. WHy pay $50.00 when you can get it all free?
I have both consoles and a universal remote. If I just want to watch Netflix I'm going watch it on the 360 because then i don't have to pull out another controller. This is the reason i bought a universal remote in the 1st place. Of course this could all change if i ever decide to purchase that harmony bt adapter.
Having both consoles it doesnt matter to me. What I find funny is all the ps3 fanboys saying netflix sucked and the quality sucked all of a sudden are acting like kids in a candy shop.
Netflix isn't out in Europe or the UK, Like vidzone isn't out in the US
I think "free" helps describe one of the reasons. ^_^
this website is garbage i just come here to see trolls type garbage in my free time
I have been using the Netflix service since 2005 and was happy to see the streaming service become available for the 360. I use it pretty often.. especially for new tv shows like Heroes and CSI. It saves space on my DVR. 2 less shows to record on my DVR. I recently purchased a PS3 Slim and I will certainly check ou the netflix streaming on it. THe thing anout this article is no one is goin out to BUY a 360 or PS3 JUST for the netflix streaming. So to say it will be preferred is kind out there!! If you have one or the other system you will use it on YOUR system. Its not like im gonna sell my 360 now that the PS3 has netflix.
5. PS3 is quieter. No need to wish you could call the usher to shush your jet engine-sounding Xbox 360. bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah