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  • Confirmed: XBox-Netflix Software Exclusivity Ends Oct. 1; Netflix on PS3 Won't Require Disc 2 comments
    Jul 7, 2010 7:06 PM | about stocks: NFLX, MSFT, SNE, NTDOY

    In the ongoing battle for game platform bragging rights Microsoft's XBox will soon lose one its exclusive features.

    Since Netflix's Watch Instantly feature was rolled out to the Big Three gaming platforms Sony PS3 users have complained about having to insert a Blu-ray disc to view Netflix content. In contrast, XBox 360 users can access the popular Netflix feature directly from XBox Live without having to insert a disc.

    A source inside Netflix has confirmed that the company is currently in the late stages of testing a software patch that will allow PS3 owners to use Watch Instantly sans disc. 

    The software will be provided as part of a PS3 OS update once Microsoft's exclusive deal with Netflix ends on October 1, 2010.

     


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  • ME_mike
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    I just hope the firmware upgrade has all the features the disk version has!
    16 Jul 2010, 12:42 PM Reply Like
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    Great, Netflix should take that way Play Asia Coupon Code
    27 Nov 2010, 09:41 AM Reply Like
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