Rumor: Netflix service coming to the PS3?
- Posted February 12th, 2008 at 11:33 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 33 Comments
The Internet rumour mill has been in full swing again today, with reports coming in that online rental company Netflix may be bringing its service to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Reports originate from a survey supposedly distributed by the company, which presents consumers with the following question: "If as part of your Netflix membership you could instantly watch movies and TV episodes on your TV with your PS/3 or XBOX 360, how likely would you/anyone in your household be to do that?”
The survey reveals that users will be able to play streaming media on their console by utilizing a "special Netflix disc." Furthermore, aside from paying USD 3 for the disc itself, consumers would not be charged any additional fees.
No mention was given to how the PS3 will handle the Microsoft-based DRM.
Regardless what the survey may indicate, readers should file this one under speculation for the time being, at least until we hear otherwise.
We’ll keep you updated on any developments.
- 6:37am EST - February 12th, 2008
Sounds cool, just hope they have Blu-ray or HD download content.
- 6:46am EST - February 12th, 2008
- 6:54am EST - February 12th, 2008
You dont know what Netflix is, LOL, wow, JUST WOW, SOMEONE ELSE EXPLAIN IT TO HIM IM DYING OF LAUGHTER HERE!!!
- 7:00am EST - February 12th, 2008
Pauls, Netflix is like an "Online Movie Rental" business where you pay a monthly subscription and you rent movies through the mail or through live streaming over their website.
- 7:23am EST - February 12th, 2008
@Xdeth Blu-Ray is the name of a optical storage disc ;)
I hope thise service becomes reality!
- 7:32am EST - February 12th, 2008
G-Code2603, some of the people here are not from the US and may not be familiar with American companies.
Netflix is a service where you can rent movies online and have them delivered to your home for a monthly fee. It's kinda cool, but Blockbuster's online service was better.
- 7:33am EST - February 12th, 2008
Sounds cool,but i doubt i'll ever get it.
- 7:39am EST - February 12th, 2008
isn't netflix supporting BLU RAY exclusivly now?
- 7:40am EST - February 12th, 2008
- 8:14am EST - February 12th, 2008
Awesome... But I thought Sony was going to have there own movie type thingy? Ah well, the more the better!
- 8:20am EST - February 12th, 2008
Lol, Netflix will beat Sony in showing movies and TV shows.
- 9:21am EST - February 12th, 2008
psn id: gingo.... @DaveW... cheerz for clearin tht up a wasn't too sure either wat netflix is
sounds quite a good idea but i donno how much iwould use this
- 9:37am EST - February 12th, 2008
@PSN-pauls and G-code260 and DaveW and se7enthsign i am from mars and i know what net flix is it doesnt matter were ur from its internet based.
NEt flix is an online service that requires a monthly fee to gain access to a wide option of dvds and downloads by the internet or by mail.LOL. just torrent moves like the rest of us.no disrespect to all
- 10:03am EST - February 12th, 2008
sounds cool but i do not like renting
- 10:04am EST - February 12th, 2008
this would be cool I would sign up for this and for psn-pauls ifyou dont know what netflix is man were are you living under rocks. lol
- 10:10am EST - February 12th, 2008
Wood, just because it's NETflix doesn't mean it doesn't have a country of origin. Do you think Japanese interNET users can use Netflix? No. Do you think Netflix has their advertisers putting money into advertising in the UK, Japan, etc... when their product isn't available there? No. So why would you expect people from those countries to just automatically know what it is just because it's called NETflix? That doesn't make sense or hold water, sorry buddy. No disrespect either.
- 10:41am EST - February 12th, 2008
omg! u mean there are actually other countries outside the US?
- 10:45am EST - February 12th, 2008
Yeah Chimmy, but don't get excited, they're all still 3rd world ones, lol
- 11:42am EST - February 12th, 2008
Cool!! Say Goodbye to Blockbuster and Welcome NetFlix!!!!
- 12:01pm EST - February 12th, 2008
well im from england ive never heard of net flix but u peepz in the us gonna benefit from it thn gd luk
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