Netflix CEO and founder Reed Hastings
championed the move stating, “As instantly watching movies and TV
episodes streamed from Netflix becomes an increasingly popular way to
enjoy the Netflix service, our goal is to rapidly expand the devices
that stream to our members. As a leading game console and Blu-ray
disc player, bringing Netflix to the PS3 system is a real win for
both Netflix members and PS3 system owners.”
Staying true to its word, Netflix is
now in the process of shipping the discs to users. Those that have
already signed up to receive their streaming discs should begin
receiving them as early as tomorrow (see picture on the right).
The streaming disc is merely a band-aid
solution to quickly bring Netflix to PS3 users. According to Netflix,
integration with the PS3 XMB is coming next year.
DailyTech will keep you updated on Netflix's PS3 implementation in the coming days.