Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 to offer disc-free Netflix content streaming

by Knowlton Thomas

Down with discs!

Greg Peter, vice president of product development at Netflix, announced via the Netflix blog today that with the Wii and PS3, "you’ll be able to watch movies and television shows without inserting an instant streaming disc into your console." Quoth Greg himself:


Once you've downloaded the new application, you can recycle the current streaming discs or keep them as a souvenir.

In addition to removing the need for discs, we’ve developed a new user interface on both applications that significantly improves the experience. The new applications will allow you to search for content directly from the device and you’ll also be able to view an increasing portion of our content library with subtitles or alternate audio tracks.

And there is even more good news for those in possession of the Sony gaming console: effective immediately, users will be able to instantly watch (some) movies and TV shows in 1080p high def with Dolby surround sound.

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With more than 15 million members, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world’s largest subscription service streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by mail. For $8.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streamed to their TVs and computers and can receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes. With Netflix, there are... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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