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In a recent interview, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated that the company is interested in expanding its video streaming service to other consoles besides the Xbox 360.

Hastings stated, “Eventually we want to be on all the game consoles, all the Blu-ray players, all the Internet TVs. So we are working in parallel with all of those efforts. Currently our Xbox deal is exclusive and we haven’t characterized it more than that.”

Hastings’ statement is supported by a recent job listing for an “Engineering Leader” with “deep experience developing and testing media rich applications on current generation gaming consoles.”

Personally, I love the Netflix streaming app on the Xbox 360. Almost every night my roommates and I sit down and plow though something in my queue. Hopefully PS3 and Wii owners will soon be able to have a simialr experience.

Source: Shacknews.com

  1. Yeah, Netflix on XBox Live is too pro. It’s a damn shame that PS3 and Wii don’t have it yet. My dad couldn’t get enough of it when he came up to visit…he watched a whole bunch of Ken Burns documentaries, lol.

  2. Why would you make something like this exclusive to one console when you can be making billions and spreading joy to people on all platforms?

  3. This will be interesting for people who only have one console or the other, but since I already have a 360, it’s rather pointless for me.

  4. I watch all the video content I have on my PS3, as I enjoy the UI functions/faster fast forwarding a lot more. Plus, I watch all my Blu-Rays on it, so it would be nice to just make the PS3 the “one stop video shop”.

  5. I never did understand why Netflix only launched their service on XBL. I agre with Curtis that they’ve essentially been throwing away tons and tons of money but not making it available to everyone.

  6. @Chris I could see doing that. I myself don’t currently have a PS3 but I do look to get one in the future, especially with the price drop. If that’s the case and I start buying Blu Ray movies, I could see wanting Netflix PS3 support for one machine.

    I’m hoping Hulu will follow suit and offer something similar on Xbox or PS3, or hell, even a Wii channel. It would be really interesting to see that.

  7. @overlordror
    Hulu used to be on the PS3 through its internet browser up until a few months ago, when the Hulu Directors canned it in favor of PC users.

    Now, you can just by-pass it by using a PC program called TVersity. So yea, we have Hulu!

  8. @Shawn

    Right? I mean, it’s like the Iphone being exclusive to AT&T. Bunch of fascists if you ask me.

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    Didnt MS or Netflix say XBox360 exclusive months ago? I always thought that was dumb.

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