Recently PlayStation enhanced its support for Netflix on PlayStation 3. And, these few technology enhancements have definitely ensured good news for the PlayStation owners. Netflix subscribers can watch all time favorite movies right in their living room by streaming movies over the Internet. Sony started the association with Netflix in 2009 and since then the relationship has grown and matured considerably. Earlier, PlayStation users required a video streaming disc for live streaming of movies and videos on their console. But now, the new Netflix application for PlayStation 3 console has improved the live streaming experience considerably.
From October 2011, you can enjoy an intuitive interface which is fast and user-friendly. You need a PlayStation 3 console, an Internet connection, preferably high speed, and Netflix subscription. This will enable you to watch movies, TV shows, BBC shows, documentaries, biographies, and lots more. But before downloading the new app, you need to delete the existing app. Existing users can upgrade their Netflix application by going to the TV/Videos section through their PlayStation XMB. Go to the Netflix icon, delete the existing application. Log on to the PlayStation Network, then go the “What’s New” section and download the new Netflix app. Agree to the updated terms and conditions and you are ready to watch Netflix movies. It can be easily accessed by using the directional arrows on PS3. A great plus point is that Netflix and PS3 combination provides some exclusive features that are still not available for other consoles, like movies in 1080p high definition, with Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound.
According to a survey conducted by Knowledge Networks, Netflix has become key destination for entertainment among the U.S. consumers. As per the report:
- 35% of U.S. consumers from the age group of 13-54 years use Netflix for streaming or DVD/ Blu-ray rentals at least once a month
- 10 % of Netflix subscribers agreed to cancel the service if their cable/ satellite providers began to offer similar service at same price
- 62 % of the Netflix users prefer videogame systems for watching Netflix “Watch Instantly” content on a TV set
Netflix on PlayStation 3 is being highly preferred by users. When compared to Hulu Plus, an Over The Top (OTT) subscription service provider, Netflix scores much better as it comes with 20,000 titles from different genres. It also succeeds Hulu Plus by offering 1080p high definition streaming as the former streams in 720p. Netflix on PlayStation surely looks promising and is going to become premier source of entertainment for all the PS3 owners out there.