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Netflix says users stream over 1 billion hours of content each month

Netflix has over the years rolled out apps to allow streaming of its content for just about every device out there. You can get Netflix apps for Android and iOS smartphones, tablets, computers, and all three major gaming consoles. If the device is internet connected, odds are that Netflix “has an app for that”.

Netflix has announced this week that the Sony PlayStation 3 is the top device for streaming its content. The PS3 proved so popular for streaming content this year that Netflix says it even passed the PC in hours of Netflix viewing at certain times.

The PS3 is particularly noteworthy because any owner can sign up for the free PlayStation Network and then register for Netflix directly on the game console. You don't even need a computer to sign up for Netflix; you only need the PS3 game system and an internet connection. Netflix also reminds us that the PS3 was the first entertainment system to offer Netflix in full 1080p resolution with 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Plus sound.

Netflix says that it currently has over 30 million subscribers around the world. Those 30 million users have streamed more than 1 billion hours of content each month making Netflix the world's leading internet subscription service for TV shows and movies.

Source: Netflix

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Proof that free > *
By SilentSin on 12/5/2012 9:53:01 AM , Rating: 3
If the X360 didn't double charge you for nearly all of its interesting features this might have swung a different way. Why should we need to pay for some monthly gold membership just to enable content that we already pay for ?

RE: Proof that free > *
By corduroygt on 12/5/2012 10:01:25 AM , Rating: 3
You don't have to buy an Xbox 360 or pay for Live...
Live is the only reason why I never bought an Xbox. I used to play a lot of PS3, but recent PC prices made me move to PC, as I recognize it's the best gaming platform for those who are willing to put a bit of work into setting it up.

RE: Proof that free > *
By Twistedbro5 on 12/5/2012 11:06:39 AM , Rating: 2
Same, as i used to p lay XBox mostly, i haven't touvhed it in years. PC, is the way to go. More control, more options, more everything. Plus it my little command center :). As you can upgrade it, unlike consols

RE: Proof that free > *
By nafhan on 12/5/2012 2:02:28 PM , Rating: 2
Why should we need to pay for some monthly gold membership just to enable content that we already pay for?
Because enough other people are willing to do it. That's it.

Anyway, I end up paying about $3* a month for Live + $8 for Netflix. I'm willing to pay twice because the price is extremely low. If it was more expensive, I'd probably just pick up a Roku.

Finally, MS has done very well with Xbox Live, and the 360 in general. I don't think your argument holds water when you look beyond Netflix usage.

*I paid $35 for my most recent renewal.

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