Monday, October 26, 2009

Streaming Movies to Playstation 3

The New York Times reports that in the future - next month - movies will be streamed to Sony's Playstation 3 (PS3). The movies (and TV shows) are actually coming from Netflix giving this company another distribution channel. Therefore, Sony offers its own Internet movie store available (movies for about $3-4) and in order to access the Netflix service a monthly subscription of $8.99 or more is needed. The actual implementation is not very elegant as it comes as a "DVD-by-mail". That is, one needs a special disk from Netflix (free of charge) and users need to pop it into their PS3 each time they would like to access the service. This situation should change once the PS3 software gets updated which will happen next year.

Anyway, it seems that the PS3 is becoming yet another STB-ish device... excellent!
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