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  • PS3 Netflix discs needed till late 2010

    Netflix’s Steve Swasey has told G4 that PS3 owners looking to use the firm’s movie service on their console will need to use their streaming discs until late 2010. “Late next year we expect to have an embedded solution available for PS3s via a system software update slated for release through the PlayStation Network,” he […]

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  • Netflix now available for PS3

    The US PS Blog just announced that Netflix is now available for PS3. If you’ve requested an instant streaming disc for your console, it’s on its way to you, apparently. If you haven’t, go here to get one. It’s US-only remember. The Euro Movie Store launches next week. There’s a Netflix-PS3 video after the break.

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  • Netflix on PS3 demoed in video

    Netflix users should have gotten their instant streaming disc for PS3 today, and if you have yet to try it out or are sitting on the fence, there’s a demo of the service posted over on YouTube, which we have past the break. Looks like a good thing, really. See for yourself. Thanks Engadget.

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  • Disc for Netflix on PS3 arriving by mail November 6

    Loads of folks got emails today from Netflix saying that their “free instant streaming disc for PS3 should arrive by Friday, Nov 06, 2009″. That’s tomorrow. Hooray. While you’re waiting, Netflix says that you can add TV episodes and movies to your instant Queue now so that you can watch instantly once the disc arrives. […]

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  • Rumor: Netflix currently in "testing stages" and coming "very shortly" to Wii

    Streaming media analyst Dan Rayburn has said that a source of his “involved in the project” told him that Nintendo is in the “testing stages” with Netflix. The source even went so far as to say the service will arrive on the console “very shortly”. “What I’m hearing is that Nintendo originally planned to bring […]

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  • Netflix promises no disc shortages for PS3 streaming service

    Netflix has confirmed that all PS3 users who request a disc for the streaming service will get one come Novemeber. Speaking with Joystiq, Netflix vice president Steve Swasey said that there will be no disc shortages, as it as “produced enough discs” with distribution centers currently hoarding units until the ship date. While the company […]

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  • Disc-free integrated Netflix coming to PS3 next year

    Netflix has told Joystiq that a disc-free version of the service will arrive in the form of an update sometime next year. Until then, users will have to pop in the Netflix disc to access the service until it becomes available. “Netflix members and PS3 owners have really wanted a way to instantly watch movies […]

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  • Netflix for Wii within a year, says Pachter

    Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter’s claimed that the just-announced PS3 Netflix deal has had to be tweaked to ensure it’s within terms of the firm’s exclusivity deal with Microsoft, and that a similar Wii deal isn’t far behind. “We anticipate that a similar arrangement will be announced for the Wii in the next 12 months”, he […]

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  • Official - Netflix coming to PS3 next month [Update]

    Update: PR is after the break. Original Story: It’s official: PS3 owners in the US will get Netflix, starting from next month. Users of the system will be able to use the service from the PSN at no additional cost. You will need a streaming Blu-ray though to use it, but the rental company will […]

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  • Netflix: Xbox-exclusive today, "on all consoles" tomorrow

    After being wooed by Microsoft early in the game, it appears that Netflix now wants to spread the love. Speaking with Reuters, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings outlined his plan to boldly stream movies where no other service has streamed before. “Eventually we want to be on all the game consoles, all the Blu-ray players, all […]

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  • Netflix confirmed as 360 exclusive [Update]

    Oh, daddy. Microsoft’s confirmed the reason Netflix has been so hesitant to lay its hat on PS3 and Wii: it’s got an exclusive deal in place with the US online movie provider. According to the update notes released as part of today’s 360 summer dashboard update, the platform holder stated the following: Netflix Partnership This […]

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  • Microsoft discusses upcoming Netflix changes on XBL

    When Netflix gets updated on Xbox Live August 11, users will have to add new movies to the queue via their PC and do it manually. Granted, the change will happen momentarily on the dashboard, but apparently users will only be able to choose the 50 most recent titles added to a each category. If […]

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  • Sony confirms Netflix partnership... for Bravias

    Sony’s announced a deal to bring Netflix to internet-enabled Bravia TVs, meaning owners of the sets will have access to the service’s thousands of movies out of the box. Which is great. But there’s no mention of PS3 in the confirmation at all. A little odd, seeing as it’s the most obvious deal in the […]

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  • Rumour: Wii Netflix survey drops $10 charge

    Remember that survey about Netflix for Wii? Well, there’s been another one. And this time its dropped the notion of a $10 set-up fee. The initial survey mooted the idea of a “Netflix Instant Streaming Disc” for $10. This time it noted the disc would be “available for free.” Could be pie dans le sky, […]

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  • Kim: Microsoft is not leaving the gaming space

    With Xbox 360 becoming a home entertainment system that offers not only games, but Netflix and soon Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm, Shane Kim wants to assure gamers that the console is still all about games. “It happens to be a great video game console,” Kim told Kotaku. “That’s not going away. We want to make […]

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  • Microsoft video to relaunch as Zune Video this fall

    Microsoft will relaunch its Xbox Live Video Marketplace as Zune Video this fall and Last.FM will be included as a free service to all Gold members. The movie library will be updated to 1080p with instantaneous download via streaming for eight to 18 countries. “So what does Zune bring to the party? Well, in time […]

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  • Netflix seeking an engineering leader experienced with multiple platforms

    Gamsutra has dug up a Netflix job listing, seeking an Engineering Leader in Gaming Platforms with “deep experience developing and testing media rich applications on current generation gaming consoles.” Job expectations include building a small technology team to “rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms,” leading a “small team with a huge mandate.” […]

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  • Netflix rumoured as on the way for PS3

    Engadget’s posted a supposed questionnaire about PS3 and Netflix, which asks punters how likely they’d be to spend $10 a month on the service if it did make its way to the console. This looks to be highly similar to the recently shown Netflix Wii survey. Will it happen? Probably. Why wouldn’t it? Can we […]

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  • Netflix survey asks about possibity of Wii service

    A survey is asking people about using Netflix on Wii. This is according to a form sent into Joystiq by a reader. The scan of the page says: “Imagine that, as an added benefit to DVDs by mail, Netflix offers its members the ability to watch movies & TV episodes instantly on their TV via […]

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  • Miscrosoft unsure about Netflix coming to UK

    Microsoft’s Neil Thompson is unsure whether British 360 owners will ever get the Netflix movie download service. “Netflix is a great deal in the US, and we’re looking at what we might want to do here in the future,” said the Xbox UK bossman. “But we think the content we’re offering is broad-ranging and pretty […]

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Netflix Latest

  • Blockbuster adding game rentals to Total Access service

    Blockbuster is to add game rentals to its Total Access online service. The service will be in testing until it goes live sometime in July, although this all may be too little too late: competitor Netflix gained 718,000 subscribers in the last quarter alone. More through here.

  • Netflix: 1 million subscribers streaming via Xbox 360

    According to Netflix this morning, more than 1 million US Xbox Live subscribers are using the film service through their consoles. More than 1.5 billion minutes of Netflix movies and TV shows have been streamed on 360 in the past three months. Netflix was launched on Xbox 360 as part of New Xbox Experience last […]

  • Pachter: Xbox Live a proverbial goldmine

    Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter has told GameDaily that he believes Xbox Live and the Netflix service is a “proverbial goldmine” for Microsoft. Pachter reckons “as many as 1 million [XBL Gold members] will join as Netflix members in the next year,” and predicts 35 percent of new 360 owners in 2009 will also purchase […]

  • Sony movies now available on Netflix 360

    Kotaku’s reporting that Sony Columbia movies are now available for streaming on Xbox 360 via Netflix. The films weren’t there for the launch of NXE due to a licensing issue. We wish there was more to add. But there isn’t.

  • Sony Netflix cock-block “not specific to Xbox”

    Sony’s played down the fact it’s stopped Columbia movies being streamed onto Xbox 360′s via Netflix by saying it’s an issue not specific to the platform. Happens all the time, apparently. “This issue is not specific to Xbox or any other individual platform,” a Sony Pictures spokesperson told MTV. “Sony Pictures is currently in discussions […]

  • NXE: Marketplace errors reported, Netflix log-in issues resolved

    We’ve been hearing plenty of reports throughout the day of patchy access to the new Xbox Live marketplace following this morning’s launch of NXE, as has Kotaku. The problems have been occurring for both the website and 360 interfaces. The UI update his another snag in the form of US users not being able to […]

  • NXE Netflix streaming loses Sony’s Columbia Pictures movies

    According to Joystiq, NXE will launch this morning with a service devoid of “hundreds” of Columbia films. Why? Because they’re owned by Sony, silly. MTV clarified the removal of a swathe of movies from the service is indeed a licensing issue, carrying the following quote from Netflix comms boss Steve Swasey: “As watching instantly becomes […]

  • Netflix streaming trial cards to be bundled in 360 games

    According to this Businessofvideo.com post, US gamers are to get free trials to Netflix streaming access in 360 games. The service itself doesn’t go live until the release of New Xbox Experience on November 19, but it doesn’t look as though ayone cares about such minor details: the trial cards have popped up in the […]

  • HD Netflix streaming comes to Xbox 360 first

    As Engadget reports, HD streaming from Netflix will be available on Xbox 360 before any other platform, gaming or otherwise. It’s not even available through Netflix’s own portal yet. Netflix is a big deal in the US. It isn’t in Europe. God only knows if NXE is going to bring any kind of HD streaming […]

  • Nelson shows off Netflix working with Xbox Experience

    There’s a video after the break, seemingly shot at E3, of Major Nelson showing Netflix working with the Xbox 360 UI revamp, Xbox Experience. It looks pretty neat, truth be told, with users able to start watching their Netflix movies virtually instantly – why wasn’t this trumpeted in the conference? – and invite Friends to […]

  • New screens of Avatars, Netflix

    Joystiq has some screenshots of Microsoft’s new dashboard – announced yesterday – together with images of Avatars and what its new partnership with Netflix will look like on your TV. We’re not lying. See for yourself. By Mike Bowden

  • Netflix 360 partnerhsip confirmed

    Microsoft just confirmed that it is to partner with Netflix exclusively for 360. The service will be provided at no extra cost to the Xbox Live subscription, gamers were assured, giving access to thousands of films and TV shows. All video content will be viewable by other Avatars in parties. Which is kind of cool.

  • Netflix surveys Americans on streaming movies to 360

    According to this, US movie retailer Netflix has surveyed American 360 owners to gauge interest at streaming films to the console. The company has so far declined to say whether or not the interest means a real move towards a new service for the machine, saying only that it’s concerned with getting its films on […]