Netflix movie streaming soon on PS3s

Credit: Sony
Credit: Sony

There’s more to celebrate for PlayStation 3 fans!

Shortly after Sony PlayStation 3 was hailed last month’s top-selling video game console after three years, the guys from Sony are giving you a treat.

Sony Corp. and Netflix announced together today that starting next month, owners of PS3 will be able to stream movies and TV shows from Netflix to their TVs via the gaming console.

Users who have a Netflix subscription starting at $9 can access Netflix’s 17,000 collection of movies and TV shows for free. The company will be sending out special Blu-ray discs which the users will have to pop in their PS3s. The disk will access the internet and activate the Netflix system.

This recent partnership is a win-win situation for the two companies.

For Sony, they are staying true to their product’s slogan “It Only Does Everything”, making the PS3 more than just a gaming console. And with their new target market of both men and women between 18 to 49, this new service will definitely be a come-on for them.

“I think we always knew we made a significant investment in the PS3 and we were ahead of the time in terms of technology,” Jack Tretton, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, said. “But technology that was mystifying to the consumer three years ago is being coveted now.”

As for the DVD rental company, Netflix can now tap the 9 million PlayStation 3 users in the US alone and more than 25 million users worldwide, all potential new customers. 🙂