PS3 To Get Improved Disc-free Netflix Client By October

Netflix previously said that a disc-less client would come to the PS3 in 2010. Now, we are getting a more definite release window.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings:

“Before our next call in October, we expect to be launching a major new version of our Sony PS3 user interface which doesn’t require a disc and is dynamically updated continuously with the latest Netflix UI improvements,”

Many presume that the client is currently disc-based for contractual/legal reasons rather than technical ones.

Awesome news regardless.

Written by: Darrin - Contributing Editor

  1. #1 by Luke on July 21st, 2010

    See didn’t I say that the PS3 was going Netflix disc free this year?

  2. #2 by Sinlock on July 21st, 2010 [ 7625 Points ]

    This is great news. As I tend to watch alot ov TV Shows with the PS3 netflix that way I can keep my disks that are shiped to me more related to HD movies and what not.

    I hope there is a major upgrade to the UI as it’s hard to brows and there is no search feature.

  3. #3 by premiersoupir on July 21st, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    Great news! Do you have, by chance, a source you can point me to?

  4. #5 by Jay on July 21st, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    Im glad they kept on updating the disc-side at least. At first, it was basic, but as time went on, even the disc had new features, such as search, and the ability to add movies that aren’t on ‘watch instantly’ to your DVD queue, or select a similar movie that is available on watch instantly.

    I love Netflix.

  5. #6 by SicSemperTyranis on July 22nd, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    Netflix is awesome. I have been watching most of my Netflix stuff on the 360 only because of the no disc. Now I will have another reason not to turn on the 360. 🙂

  6. #7 by Kicks on July 22nd, 2010 [ 559 Points ]

    Yay! Maybe the Wii will follow suit so that my kids can watch it in the other room easier

  7. #8 by dr-k-killa on August 31st, 2010

    omg netflix makin me put a credit card is there any way not to do it or can you put my disk code plzzz

  8. #9 by Jay on August 31st, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    you need a Netflix subscription, so of course you’re going to need a credit card. The disc is free, the service is not.

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