Netflix tells Sony PS3 users, 'the disc is in the mail'

Today Netflix takes its next step deeper into the streaming content world; it’s instant streaming disk designed to get a PS3 user up and running should be hitting mailboxes across the U.S. before the close of business -- at least for those fortunate enough to have a good relationship with their postal carrier. Netflix said it sent out some 100,000 discs this week, and would continue sending one to everyone else who requested the disc in the next couple of weeks.

Netflix last week announced a deal to stream movies and TV shows from its online library through Sony’s PlayStation 3 gaming system. It couldn’t hit the ground running because -- until an upgrade of the PS3 software sometime next year -- users will have to access the Netflix interface for “Watch Instantly” movies using a free Netflix supplied Blu-Ray disc -- a little cumbersome, perhaps, but for PS3 fans a major breakthrough.

Netflix sent out emails to subscribers to let them know that anyone who requested the Blu-Ray disc should be seeing it soon.

For more:
-check out this Netflix blog post

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