After months and months of waiting for the announcement, I was thrilled this morning to learn that Netflix video streaming is coming to the PS3 in November. But the service, at first, won’t be a download-and-go solution.
Rather than an update to the PS3 OS itself (which the Netflix press release hints is coming), watching available streaming content will require PS3 users to use a special Blu-ray disc, provided by Netflix. And the disc won’t install software on the PS3 for future viewing; you’ll need to use the disc each time you access the “Watch Instantly” service, at least until an OS upgrade supporting the feature is made available.
If you’re a Netflix subscriber and wish to order the disc, which is free, click here.