Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/26/netflix_ps3/
Netflix preps DVD-less movie streaming service
Coming to PS3 too
Netflix is to launch a streaming service that is not linked to its Lovefilm-style North American DVD-by-post package - and it could be coming to the UK first.
Reed Hastings, Netflix's CEO, announced the upcoming service during last week's third-quarter earnings conference. He said that “for competitive reasons” he couldn’t confirm in which country the service will launch first.
However, he did indicate that it won't be the US, a nation he believes is too wedded to the DVD. Netflix currently offers movie downloads in the US, but only to punters who sign up to its all-you-can-eat DVD mail plan.
Netflix wants to “prove their model” before offering an expanded service around the globe, website Read Write Web said , and so will probably roll it out on a country-by-country basis.
In related news, Netflix has also signed a deal with Sony that will see films and TV shows streamed through the PlayStation 3.
A formal launch date hasn’t been confirmed and it appears that the deal only applies to North America – for the time being. Further information about the upcoming service  is available online.
Netflix already streams movies to Xbox Live subscribers. ®