The Sony PS3 already offers impressive multimedia functions, especially the consoles Blu-Ray player, however the Xbox 360 stole a little bit of multimedia spotlight from the PS3 when Microsoft announced Netflix Streaming capabilities for the 360. Now Sony is leveling the playing field with Netflix Streaming capabilities of their own.
Much like the Xbox 360 version of Netflix, the program will be free to obtain, however a $8.99 per month charge will be obsessed.
Unfortunately users will also need to use an “instant streaming Blu-ray disc” to access BD-Live capabilities everytime they want to stream a movie, which for many users may still be a small step to take when you consider that the other option is loading movies on your computer. [Gizmodo]