As Netflix continues to expand its streaming service catalog and position its by-mail business as a secondary offering, it is also hard at work upgrading the user experience on existing compatible devices. The PlayStation 3 is the latest device to see such an update.
On October 18, PS3-owning Netflix users will receive an update eliminating the need for a physical disc to stream Netflix on their console. The update will also enable Netflix streaming in 5.1 channel Dolby Digital Plus surround sound, improve the user interface with new search functionality and allow select titles to be viewed in 1080i HD video.
For those of you who stream Netflix on your PS3s, is this an exciting update? With continual improvements to its streaming offering, is Netflix leaving its current and potential competitors (such as Redbox) further in the dust? Visit the comments and tell us what you think.