Netflix to Offer PS3, Xbox 360 Video Streaming?

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News Posted: Wed, Feb 13 2008 9:07 PM

Call this a rumor, but a particularly cool one.

Netflix may consider extending its Watch Instantly movie streaming feature to game consoles, says
one customer presented with a survey by the company. Polling its
subscriber base, the rental outlet asks households if they would like
to watch both movies and TV shows through either the PlayStation 3 or
the Xbox 360 and suggests a custom software implementation that would
allow the feature.

No confirmation yet, and only one report of this survey, which makes this report very questionable yet.  It would indeed be a cool feature, however.




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ice91785 replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 11:27 AM

I just read this today -- steaming to my 360 would definately be cool! I would buy into it (I already am a Netflix subscriber)

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werty316 replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 12:15 PM
Interesting concept and I am surprised it wasn't implemented earlier.
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Kamrooz replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 4:38 PM

I don't like how this digital services are turning out. Especially with Road runner and other ISP's looking at the possibility of enforcing limits on bandwidth and overage charges. It's a fact that digital cable and HD movies streamed to the home will become more common in the upcoming future, with this, Road runner and other isp's are looking for set monthly limits to make sure they have enough bandwidth for the massive load to be placed upon their fiber optic networks. This is not the right way to go...I love the idea of digital video streaming in SD and HD standards...But with the current mindset of the cable companies, limits won't work. It'll just make them richer, and make cable internet and video streaming impractical. We need to look at the example of Japan, where homes literally have conection 5 times faster than the fastest connections we have, having 100 mbit lines running directly to their homes. Faster fiber optic networks need to be layed down, not bandwidth limiting and overages...If this doesn't happen, all the cable users who use a LOT of resources (myself, expect to pay quite a lot for your internet connection.

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Since the Hollywood video within walking distance of my home is closing, I'm considering signing up for Netflix. Streaming isn't a concern as I'd just opt for DVDs through the mail for the most part.

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Kamrooz replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 4:54 PM

Recover: You won't be disappointed. I just canceled my netflix account, not due to unsatisfactory results, but I just need to save some cash up. Very great service, I really do hope this streaming idea doesn't go very far, although I doubt that to be the case. Hopefully Verizons trends in their Fios progrma will force other cable companise to offer faster fiber optic networks...Cause I really don't want to deal with limited bandwidth and monthly overages. 

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Thanks for the feedback. At this point it's really a matter of when and not if for me. I'm gonna miss being able to just walk around the corner though. :(

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Kamrooz replied on Fri, Feb 22 2008 5:26 PM

That might be true, if it is indeed right around the corner for you. But in my experiences with Netflix, If I went to the post office today and shipped it out, they'd receive it next day, and ship out my dvd's the same day. I'd have my new dvd's the day after they shipped them, so a 2 day turnaround from sending and getting the new dvd's. If there is a store right around the corner for you, you might as well stay with them, unless you want a much larger library to choose from, then you have no choice.

But do keep in mind, turn around time all depends on your location and the closest location of their processing centers. 

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