We talked earlier this month about the announcement that the PS3 would be getting Netflix streaming service. Today marks the official live date for the PS3 Netflix deal. If you were wondering how Netflix got around that deal with Microsoft, Blu-ray is the answer.
The Blu-ray disc that has to be in the PS3 at all times uses BD-Live to access the Netflix streaming catalog. As long as the disc is in the PS3, you can stream until your heart’s content. The service is free to all Netflix members, but you have to request one of the discs.
The PS3 also has to be connected to WiFi or Ethernet, but you should have already known that considering it streams things from the Internet. If you don’t have Netflix, you can sign up for an account for as little as $8.99 per month.