After more than 11 months of Xbox 360 exclusivity, Netflix will be making its way to the PlayStation 3 next month. Starting in November, PS3 owners who have Netflix accounts will be able to stream “thousands of movies and TV episodes” right from their consoles.
You can head over to netflix.com/ps3 right now to sign up to be notified when the service is available, and to reserve a free “instant streaming disc.” Yep, you heard that right: at least “initially,” Netflix on PS3 will require a Blu-ray Disc to be in the PS3 in order to stream content– probably due to the fact that Netflix on the Xbox 360 requires syncing a console with a code, maybe that’s what this disc is doing.
If you’re a PS3 owner looking to open up a Netflix account, the minimum monthly plan that allows for Instant Watch costs $8.99 a month. Not bad a bad deal — especially considering that Xbox Live Gold Members still need a fifty-dollar-a-year account to do it.
It’s also been rumored that Netflix will be available via the Nintendo Wii within a year, but there is nothing concrete to support this as of yet.
HERE is the Official Sony/Netflix Press Release. (Written by Nick Creature)