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News: PlayStation 3 Is the Most Popular Platform for Netflix in the World

PlayStation 3 Is the Most Popular Platform for Netflix in the World

Connected consoles

More people stream Netflix to their televisions with the PlayStation 3 than any other device in the world, platform holder Sony has announced. Considering the sheer number of compatible gadgets and set-top boxes available, it's easy to understand why the company is shouting about the statistic. "PlayStation 3 is our largest...

Guide: How to Get US Netflix on Your UK PS3

How to Get US Netflix on Your UK PS3

It's easy!

Netflix came to the UK PlayStation 3 recently but if you've been jealously eyeing up the selection enjoyed by your friends over the pond, salvation is at hand. Connecting your PS3 to the US Netflix library is unbelievably easy, and we're here to tell you how. First things first: this only works if you're connecting wirelessly through a...

News: CES 2012: PlayStation Vita Sells 500,000 Units, Getting Netflix At Launch

CES 2012: PlayStation Vita Sells 500,000 Units, Getting Netflix At Launch

Speaking during Sony's CES 2012 press conference last night, not-quite-president Kaz Hirai revealed that the PlayStation Vita has sold a respectable 500,000 units since its launch in Japan just 20 days ago

The numbers look great when stacked up like that, but it's hard to forget that the system sold just over half of that tally within its opening weekend, before taking a significant dip in the days..

News: Netflix is Coming to PS Vita

Netflix is Coming to PS Vita

Ready your queue

Sony's executive deputy president Kaz Hirai took to the stage at CES today to announce that Netflix will be bringing its video streaming service to PlayStation Vita in the United States. Hirai added that Netflix is aiming to have the app ready for the system's launch come 22nd February. It's unclear whether Europe will see the app...

News: Netflix Launches In UK & Ireland, Subscription Prices Confirmed

Netflix Launches In UK & Ireland, Subscription Prices Confirmed

Looks like the launch of that PlayStation 3 application last week was an omen -- as Netflix has announced that it has officially launched in the UK and Ireland

New customers signing up to the service can get a free month's trial, with subscriptions costing £5.99 (or €6.99) per month from there on out. The slender launch content offering includes TV shows (Prison Break, Arrested Development, etc)..

News: Netflix Pops Up Unannounced On UK PlayStation 3s

Netflix Pops Up Unannounced On UK PlayStation 3s

Looks like Sony's started rolling out Netflix on PlayStation 3s across the UK and Ireland

A quick check on our own system confirmed the icon for the digital movie streaming service under the TV heading of the XMB. Clicking on the application prompts a small 13mb download. After tremendous success in North America, Netflix confirmed it would be coming to the UK and Ireland in 2012. At the time it..

News: Netflix Heading To The UK Next Year

Netflix Heading To The UK Next Year

Popular US movie streaming service, Netflix, is heading to the UK next year according to a report

The company intends to start its European roll-out across the UK and Ireland "via a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix, as well as on PCs, Macs and mobile tablets and phones". While Netflix is remaining coy as to which platforms will support the service,..

News: Updated PlayStation 3 Remote Controller To Launch Later This Month

Updated PlayStation 3 Remote Controller To Launch Later This Month

Sony's prepping an updated PlayStation 3 remote controller for "late October"

The updated device will include support for various Sony products, in addition to Netflix. In order to enable these additional functions, the peripheral will include new channel and volume buttons at the base of the unit. No price has been announced yet, but expect it to be in the region of $25. [Thanks Joystiq]

News: Sony Go Head-To-Head With Microsoft Over Non-Game Offerings

Sony Go Head-To-Head With Microsoft Over Non-Game Offerings

With the announcement of VUDU for the PlayStation 3 this afternoon, analysts are getting all hot and sweaty over Sony and Microsoft's latest console battle -- the war for non-gaming applications

Gamasutra note that with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Sony's own PlayStation Video Delivery Service already available on the XMB, Sony is “making the integration of this non-gaming functionality a priority”..

News: VUDU Movie Service To Launch On North American PlayStation 3s Next Week

VUDU Movie Service To Launch On North American PlayStation 3s Next Week

Variety is the spice of life

.. Or something. SCEA's announced that the on-demand movie service VUDU is set to join Netflix, HULU Plus and Sony's own PlayStation Video Delivery Service on the XMB. The service will launch on November 23rd in North America. VUDU offers over "4,000 HD movies" making it the "world's largest HD library". The subscription-free service provides members..

News: Netflix Goes Disc-Free On PlayStation 3 Next Week, Introduces Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound

Netflix Goes Disc-Free On PlayStation 3 Next Week, Introduces Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound

If you're in the the US then prepare to celebrate as you ditch your annoying old Netflix disc; the video streaming service is coming to the PlayStation 3 XMB next week

In addition to eliminating the disc, there's a brand new interface that promises a much "richer and faster browsing experience". The update will also introduce Dolby 5.1 surround sound streaming, a feature not currently..

News: Search Added To The PlayStation Version Of Netflix

Search Added To The PlayStation Version Of Netflix

Netflix has just become a touch easier to use on the PlayStation 3, thanks to the addition of search functionality

While the PS3's version of Netflix won't be going disc-less for a couple more months, it will in the least be that tad easier to use. Joystiq reports that you'll be able to sort releases by letter, aswell as being more specific if you choose. Why this wasn't a feature in the first..

News: Netflix Goes Disc-Free On PlayStation 3 By October

Netflix Goes Disc-Free On PlayStation 3 By October

While releasing a disc to get Netflix on PlayStation 3 as early as possible was a good move -- we doubt anyone would prefer having to fiddle about with external media when they could have an app for catching up on movies installed onto the PS3 itself

Thankfully Netflix has got your back, as they're planning to make Netflix Streaming a PlayStation 3 application by the end of October. Delivering the..

News: Netflix Heads To Canada-Land This Fall

Netflix Heads To Canada-Land This Fall

Are you Canadian and in need of streamed video content? Rejoice -- Netflix has announced plans to extend into "America's hat" this Fall

The service will be streaming-only and will be coming to "a range of consumer electronics devices capable of streaming from Netflix". So the PlayStation 3 then? Probably. There's no confirmation yet, but it should follow over the next few days. For now,..

News: First Footage Of Netflix On Playstation 3

First Footage Of Netflix On Playstation 3

Youtube user Otimus is one of the first people to get their hands on Netflix on the Playstation 3

His Netflix disc arrived today, and naturally, he set about capturing footage of the new software in use right away. According to Otimus there are some issues with the service, like video only rendering at 480p, but we'll put any problems down to teething problems for the next couple of weeks and see..

News: Netflix Discs Begin Shipping Today

Netflix Discs Begin Shipping Today

If you've signed up to Netflix's Playstation 3 service, then you should know that the company are shipping the discs you'll need to access the service today

Jump into your inbox to check if yours has been delivered yet. Worry not if it hasn't, we're sure Netflix have a pile to get through and will get round to you ASAP. If you haven't signed up yet, you can do so here.

News: Netflix Answer Pressing Questions About Playstation 3 Integration

Netflix Answer Pressing Questions About Playstation 3 Integration

Yesterday, Netflix announced that they are to launch their service on the Playstation 3, after a period of exclusivity on the XBOX 360

The Playstation 3 will provide free movie streaming at the cost of a Netflix subscription, substantially cheaper than the XBOX 360 which requires a Live membership too. However, the initial launch of Netflix on the Playstation 3 will require a disc to run, while..

News: Megaton Of Kind: Netflix Is Heading To The Playstation 3

Megaton Of Kind: Netflix Is Heading To The Playstation 3

After a few weeks of rumours, Netflix have finally confirmed that their exclusivity deal with Microsoft is over -- they're bringing movie and TV streaming to the Playstation 3

More to the point, if you have a Netflix and PSN account, the service will be free to access. "Netflix expects to begin streaming via the PS3 system next month at no additional cost to Netflix members in the United..

News: Netflix On The Cusp Of Launching On The Playstation 3?

Netflix On The Cusp Of Launching On The Playstation 3?

Looks like Netflix are ready to expand their service beyond the XBOX 360

The movie rental service wouldn't name the box they are planning to launch on, but Associated Press report it is one "already owned by a large number of consumers". AP speculate it could be the Playstation 3 or Wii, something Netflix has spoken about in the past. Netflix will make an announcement pretty soon, so if..