Sony officially announced today that the PlayStation 3 has become the first of the Big Three consoles to sport the latest version of Netflix’s streaming application, as well the first console to receive the much requested search functionality for Netflix.
“We are thrilled to be the first in the marketplace to have Netflix search capability,” said SCEA senior vice president Phil Rosenberg in the official announcement. “Search is fundamental to choosing movies and TV shows and we’re proud to be the only gaming system supporting the Netflix Continuous Improvement Architecture, which makes Netflix application improvements instantly available to the installed base of Netflix users on the PS3 system.”
PS3 owners still need to use a Blu-ray disc to access Netflix steaming, which is hardly convenient, but Sony said that it plans to release a "native application" for Netflix within the next few months.
Anyone tested out the new search feature? Has it made your life exponentially less stressful?