Sony Adding Netflix Streaming to PS3

Sony has announced it has partnered with Netflix to offer streaming of Netflix films via the Playstation 3 console beginning in November.

The service will be open to Netflix customers within the United States. If you are a customer and own a PS3, you will be able to stream movies from an abbreviated version of the Netflix library onto your console for no additional cost.

Microsoft offers a similar service for Xbox 360 but the difference is you have to be a Xbox Live Gold subscriber to access it. That brings with it a $50 annual fee.

Initially users will have to use a Blu-ray Disc to access Netflix via PS3. A firmware upgrade will negate the use of Blu-ray in the future though Sony has not offered a timetable for that functionality.

We will pass along an exact date for Netflix to arrive on PS3 when it is announced.

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