Sony has announced that the PS3 is the first console to get the latest version of the Netflix application, which includes – a very handy – full title search function. Search is currently available to all PS3 owners who currently subscribe to Netflix.
Netflix subscribers can access the service via the PS3 system through a free, instant streaming Blu-ray disc. Once within the application users simply enter a few letters and select the title they are looking for – they can begin watching their desired content in seconds. Other consoles, in contrast, require Netflix subscribers to boot up their laptop or PC, go to the Netflix Web site, enter a search string, add the desired movie or TV show to their queue, and then go back to their console to choose and play that content. Netflix and SCEA will continue to expand on the entertainment experience delivered to PS3 system owners via the PlayStation Network, including access via a native application in the coming months.