reports that the special
disc does in fact have to remain in the PS3 for the streaming
service to work. The reason is that Netflix doesn't have a XMB
solution in place at the moment and won't have one until sometime in
Netflix reports that the application was developed with
help from the Sony team. The reason Netflix went with a disc based
solution rather than waiting for integrated capability was the issue
of timing. Netflix told Joystiq, "Netflix members and PS3
owners have really wanted a way to instantly watch movies and TV
episodes streamed from Netflix via the PS3 system. The instant
streaming disc represented the fastest and easiest way to let them do
Netflix reports that late next year next year, “We
expect to have an embedded solution available for PS3s via a system
software update slated for release through the PlayStation Network."
With the exclusive claims that Microsoft was making many are
wondering if the disc-based solution was a way to get around the
"exclusive streaming" claims Microsoft touted. Netflix says
that the agreement with Sony does not conflict with its agreements
with Microsoft. That "exclusive streaming" claim is likely
the reason PS3 owners won’t see an embedded solution from Netflix
until late in 2010.
quote: They'll integrate it eventually, I'm sure.
quote: Well, that sucks, If I have to put a disc in I might as well rent the physical copy.
quote: PSN has virtually identical online content as xbox live
quote: Not to mention so few exclusive titles that anyone even cares about it's a wonder they bothered with all the "revolutionary" hardware.
quote: late next year next year??