Monday, May 13, 2013

Updated Netflix Player on PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3 is one of the most popular ways to enjoy TV shows and movies from Netflix. Today we released an updated version of the Netflix player on PS3.

The first thing you will notice an updated design that is more consistent with the Netflix player on the Web as well as our mobile and tablet applications.

The key feature in this update is the ability to easily manage your audio and subtitles selections. You can now do that directly in the player on the PS3, without having to return to the browse experience.

Here’s how it works: Select “Audio & Subtitles” and all options for that title are presented. Members who use the accessory Sony PS3 Blu-ray remote control can access “Audio & Subtitles” directly from the remote control by pressing “Subtitles.”

For users of our social features, the ability to not share the current title is also easily available in the player.

Lastly, we have improved the design and performance of our “trickplay” mode when scanning forward or reverse in play mode. The images load much faster, allowing you to quickly find what you are looking for. Also, you can easily go back 10 seconds in the title anytime by simply pressing the left arrow button once on your controller or remote control.

The updated Netflix player experience is available now on PS3 and will be coming soon to select Smart TVs and Blu-ray players.

And for more information about how to use the PS3 to stream Netflix...



Chris Jaffe is Director of Product Innovation at Netflix