For those of us who subscribe to Netflix, and use it frequently on the PS3, there is an easy way to get around that. I haven’t been on properly in a few days, but I did figure this one out on day one of the outage, and figured most people would have found it by now.
On initial startup of the program, you will be greeted with the PSN log in screen. Go ahead and attempt to log in. It will fail, but your movie list will load directly afterward. Then the log in screen will come up a second time. Again, attempt to sign in, and when it fails, press Circle to cancel, and it will take you to your list and you can use Netflix like normal.
Now, as far as other services go, I’m not sure if similar processes will work for you, as the only third party content provider I use is Netflix. If you have any other workarounds for things like Hulu, etc, please let us know!
This only works on some versions of the app (apparently they have different versions available at a given time for feature testing, etc), so it might be hit or miss, but still worth a shot. Also, apparently, this does not work on Hulu+, but I have only had one person mention that
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