You know that PS3 Netflix disc you’ve been guarding against scratches and scuffs for the last eleven months? Well, next week, you’ll be able to toss it.
Today Netflix announced that a dedicated app for their streaming video service is coming to the PS3 on Monday, October 18 – that’s just three days from today. The Netflix app will feature an entirely redesigned interface, improved browsing, and supposedly “dramatic improvements in how fast playback starts.” If it’s as fast as the iPhone app, I’ll be very, very happy.
Netflix is also introducing 1080i high definition video on selected titles, as well as Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound to their streaming service.
Check out the video below for more details and a brief preview of the new interface.
Update: The PS3 Netflix app is live!