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PS3 Netflix disc going away this month

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Oct 7, 2010.

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    The Merg

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    Or you can just copy the Netflix disc for the Wii onto an external harddrive, put a channel forwarder on the main screen, and you'd be discless already... :)

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    Can you do that with an unhacked Wii?

    I have a Wii, but will just wait until the PS3 update. I have enough with network TV and discs for now anyway, along with getting outside before the weather turns cold and it gets dark at 5 :)
     
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    No. You need to have the Homebrew Channel to make use of an external drive. I'm stuck on v4.2U since if I upgrade I'll lose use of my external. It's too nice to be able to just turn on the Wii and select what game you want to play.

    That being said, I'll let this thread get :backtotop

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    Ok, so seems no OS upgrade is necessary. I noticed a Netflix icon in my Video section on my PS3 crossbar. Downloading now. From all reports, it won't actually work until Monday.
     
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    Not showing up on mine yet...weird.
     
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    Though I'm wondering. I opened it after downloading, and it wanted my PSN login, which is a different email address then my Netflix account. Guess I'll see Monday if I need to change my PSN login.
     
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    Got this email today but I haven't tried it yet:



    Dear Michael,

    You no longer need the instant streaming disc to instantly watch with your PS3™ system.


    To watch instantly via your PS3 without the disc:

    1) Go to the PlayStation® Network section of the main menu.
    2) Simply install Netflix from the "What's New" area.

    That's it. There's no need to send the disc back to Netflix.

    Enjoy!

    –Your friends at Netflix
     
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    I just installed it and after I selected Netflix from the 'video' area, it went right to my Netflix account. I didn't even have to log in. It remembered me from the "Streaming Disk Era", I guess.

    I see: 'Suggestions for You', 'New Arrivals', 'Genres', 'Instant Queue' and 'Search'!
     
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    I'd used the disc, and had to log in, but my Netflix account email address and password are different from PSN.

    Once you use the discless version, you can never go back. Also, the disc will stop working in 31 days if you don't switch.

    Not that anyone in their right mind would prefer the disc.
     

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