Disc-Free Netflix Now Available for Both PS3 and Wii

Posted Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

We knew the PS3 update was on the way, but the Wii release came right out of the blue.

Last week it was announced that the Sony PlayStation 3 would be getting a huge chunk of new upgrades and it looks like the first parts of that have already started to roll out. You can now download the Netflix application to your PS3 and browse for content with the new updated interface.

With the PS3 and Xbox 360 both streaming disc-free, it seemed like the lack of a native installation would irk some Wii owners, but thankfully the folks at Netflix anticipated that. There's a new Wii channel for you to download that will get you your Netflix without the need for a clumsy disc based solution.

That final step means that as of today, every current generation game console has access to the Netflix streaming service. Since it's also available on cell phones, Blu-ray players, televisions and set-top boxes, it's hard to imagine that there's anyone who wants Netflix that doesn't have access.

Source: Business Wire

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