Netflix contents to be available on PS3 in US

MUMBAI: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc (SCEA) in has partnered with online movie rental service provider, Netflix Inc, to avail movies and TV episodes from Netflix available to TVs via the PlayStation3.

The service priced at $8.99 a month is expected to begin across US in November.

The tie-up enables consumers to play high-definition games, watch blu-ray movies, listen to music, view photos, browse the internet and download content from the PlayStation Network.


Initially, watching movies instantly streamed from Netflix via the PS3 system will be enabled by a free, instant streaming Blu-ray disc that is being made available to all Netflix members.

"The PlayStation 3 system has always been about more than just gaming and it will soon be the only platform in the industry to offer consumers such a variety of convenient options for enjoying movies and TV shows," said SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton.

Said Netflix CEO and co-founder Reed Hastings, "As instantly watching movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix becomes an increasingly popular means to enjoy the Netflix service, our goal is to rapidly expand the devices that stream to our members. As a leading game console and blu-ray disc player, bringing Netflix to the PS3 system is a real win for both Netflix members and PS3 system owners."

The PS3 system‘s installed base has reached close to 9 million units in the US while Netflix recently reported 11.1 million US subscribers as on 30 September.

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