Sony BRAVIA HDTV’s gets Netflix streaming, PS3 left out


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This won’t be coming to BRAVIA HDTV’s until this fall. So who knows maybe it will make it to the PlayStation 3 after all. It’s been rumored off and on for a while now. I myself have never used Netflix, sometimes I rent a movie off the PlayStation Store. But that’s it as far as online renting. Would you use Netflix if it came to the PS3?

Today, the world’s leading online movie rental service inked a deal that’ll bring instant Netflix streaming to Sony BRAVIA Internet Video-capable HDTVs this fall along with older BRAVIA models that are compatible with Sony’s BRAVIA Internet video link module. Sadly, the PlayStation 3 is glaringly absent in the announcement, which is a golden opportunity missed in our humble estimation.

Sony’s connected BRAVIA HDTVs score Netflix streaming, PS3 left in the cold


Written by: T0SH - Cofounder of PS3Blog.net


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  1. #1 by JimmyMagnum on July 9th, 2009 [ 83111 Points ]

    I use it on my PC which is connected to the same TV as my PS3 lol. With the 360, you have to build a list on your computer first, adding them to the watch instantly queue. Only thing is, their watch instantly movies aren’t as numerous as the DVD releases (of course) and it’s mostly older movies that are available (Starz Play would have a few new(er) releases every now and then). But I still rent physical media to watch movies on blu-ray and stuff. Only thing I’d like to see if PS3 got Netflix support would be the ability to add movies to the Queue from the PS3 rather than a computer (you, you can do that from the web browser now anyway).

    I’m glad we have services like Netflix and Gamefly, and with more and more distribution centers opening up, turn-around is really good (except titles on long or very long wait). Send a movie out on Wednesday, get your next one on Friday. Netflix has theirs all over the place, but Gamefly only has about 4 right now, so it could potentially be a slightly longer wait, but I’m fine with that, don’t have a lot of time to play games, hence why I also like the no late fee deal.

  2. #2 by Darrin on July 9th, 2009

    I’m sure this is politics & licensing rather than technology. Netflix probably agreed to a console exclusive deal with Microsoft.

    Personally, I am happy with Roku: super small $100 box with WiFi that does both Netflix streaming and Amazon OnDemand.

  3. #3 by Lordincubus on July 12th, 2009

    This is a weird move for Sony, creator of Blu-Ray.

  4. #4 by JimmyMagnum on July 12th, 2009 [ 83111 Points ]

    but the video quality usually depends on your connection speed, and even then, most netflix streaming is only going to get as good as DVD quality, if that (for now anyway)

  5. #5 by suman on August 28th, 2010

    pls let me know how to play netflix on to sony bravia hdtv

  6. #6 by Tosh on August 28th, 2010 [ 1102 Points ]

    You can either buy a add-on or newer ones have it built it I think.


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