Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 get Netflix streaming without disc

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NetflixAfter the positive financial news on Netflix earlier on, Netflix announced on Tuesday that it brings disc-free online movies and TV shows to the Nintendo’s Wii and Sony’s PlayStation 3.

Gearlog reports that thanks to a new app "Wii owners will never have to deal with anotheNetflix Nintendo Wiir disc for all of their Netflix streaming needs". The Wii gets a new Netflix channel, that let users streaming "Watch Instantly" videos directly to the TV set via the console.

Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, said:
“The availability of Netflix right on the Wii menu adds significantly to the ease and convenience that attracts our members to the Netflix streaming experience and is an important step in our efforts to continuously improve the service”. 

Earlier this month, Gearlog reported on the release of an app for Sony's PS3. Besides not needing a disc anymore "Netflix also promises to deliver faster browsing, improved content search, and increased video playback speed" on Sony's console. Besides this app, "the PS3 is also adding movie and TV content in 1080p hi-def video, Dolby 5.1 channel surround sound, and more subtitled content".

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