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Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« on: November 11, 2009, 05:43:32 AM »
Now the PS3 joings XBox 360 as having the ability to stream "watch now" Netflix movies!    :clap:

Just follow the link http://www.netflix.com/InstantStreamingDisc

Man, I sound like a spammer!


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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 09:19:32 AM »
Spammer! Oh wait.


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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 09:34:06 AM »
We will see how it works. Right now you have to use a special blu-ray disc and it basically uses BD-Live technology. My disc is supposed to come today or tomorrow.

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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 09:48:54 AM »
We will see how it works. Right now you have to use a special blu-ray disc and it basically uses BD-Live technology. My disc is supposed to come today or tomorrow.



Supposed to be an update sometime next year that will eliminate having to use the disc as well as add new features.


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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 02:22:57 PM »
It's been working great for me so far, the interface is much better than the Roku box I had.
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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 02:26:23 PM »
Yeah, and not as much buffering issues as I had with the PlayOn software.  Although I've only been able to use it to watch Wubbzy's Big Movie about a dozen times with my kid.


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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 08:06:21 PM »
So is there a menu to select any 'watch now' movie or does it only play movies from your 'watch now playlist' ?


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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 07:31:03 AM »
So is there a menu to select any 'watch now' movie or does it only play movies from your 'watch now playlist' ?

Yeah, it lets you browse items that are not in your "watch instantly" playlist.  It's the biggest difference between the PS3 disc and the Roku.  The Roku only displayed stuff I had already added, which was pretty darn annoying.  I like this so much better.
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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 01:01:28 PM »
I just restarted my Netflix account just because of this (PS3 Watch Now streaming).  That, plus my local Redbox is starting to get spotty with the movie selection.



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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 03:27:22 PM »
Also, does it force you to pay a 'blu ray' premium? I'm assuming so.


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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2009, 02:43:19 AM »
yeah! i really love it!!

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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2009, 07:10:55 AM »
Yes, you pay more for if you want blu-ray discs, but the HD instant viewing isn't any extra money.
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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2009, 08:03:02 AM »
I tried it out last night. It worked pretty good. Although the image was pretty blocky. I only have 3mps DLS line and that particular PS3 is pretty far from my wifi point.  I ma going to need to do some tweaking.
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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2009, 08:09:25 AM »
Yes, you pay more for if you want blu-ray discs, but the HD instant viewing isn't any extra money.

I'm still confused. Here is why I need to know: My roommate has the Netflix two DVD at a time plan, if I want to convince her to set up Netflix on my PS3 what will it cost her. Probably extra considering the PS3 disc is BR, also, does the PS3 disc count as a rental or do you buy it?


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Re: Netflix Streaming Now on PS3
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2009, 09:09:23 AM »
Yes, you pay more for if you want blu-ray discs, but the HD instant viewing isn't any extra money.

I'm still confused. Here is why I need to know: My roommate has the Netflix two DVD at a time plan, if I want to convince her to set up Netflix on my PS3 what will it cost her. Probably extra considering the PS3 disc is BR, also, does the PS3 disc count as a rental or do you buy it?

It costs nothing. The disc does NOT count as a rental on the account.  When your roommate is logged into her netflix account, tell her to go to http://www.netflix.com/ps3 to request the FREE Netflix streaming disc.

You have to put the disc into your PS3, follow the onscreen instructions to link your PS3 to her account, and you're all set.  It costs nothing.
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