Netflix Instant Watch coming to PS3 via third-party program

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If any PS3 owners were feeling a little jealous of the 360 getting access to the Netflix library of streaming video, this might perk them up a bit. PlayOn is a program which allows for viewing several forms of streaming web content (such as Hulu, CBS.com and YouTube) through a PC on to PS3 and 360 consoles. On Wednesday, the developer released an update which adds Netflix to their list of compatible services.

The program is currently in beta so there will, no doubt, be some bugs. If you’d like to check it out, however, the program will be free during the test period. Afterwards, PlayOn will run you $30 if you want to buy the software. All things considered, that’s a pretty small price to pay for those of us who’d like to watch movies from the comfort of a couch without need for a computer in the room.

The PlayOn website has experienced some downtime, likely due to the Netflix announcement, which is causing some problems with signing up for the beta. The devs say they’re working to get everything up and running, so keep checking. This sounds pretty damn cool and I might consider getting it to use on my 360 regardless of the native Netflix on the way.

[Via Gizmodo]


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