US: Netflix confirmed for PS3

After weeks of speculation it has been officially confirmed that online streaming movie rental service Netflix is heading to PS3 in North America some time in November.

Netflix has been available to Xbox 360 users in the region since the arrival of the ‘New Xbox Experience’ last year.

The PS3 service will cost $8.99 a month. For that price users will be able to watch an unlimited number of movies and TV shows from Netflix’s online library. Users who wish to use the service will need to obtain a instant streaming’ Blu-ray disc from Netflix – that can be ordered here.

The PS3 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,” SCEA president and CEO Jack Tretton stated.

Whether you want to watch content on Blu-ray disc and DVD, download it from the PlayStation Network’s video delivery service, or stream videos instantly from Netflix, the PS3 system is the only solution that offers it all.”

Netflix currently boasts over 11m subscribers in the US.

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