Film and TV streaming service Netflix has announced that Sony’s PlayStation 3 is the most popular platform for its customers.
Sony’s device trumps that of the Wii, Xbox 360, internet enabled TVs and tablets. However the PC still retains the higher viewer numbers, although the PS3 did manage to beat that “at times”.
“PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing,” said Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, “and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our number one platform overall.”
“PS3 is a natural fit for Netflix in terms of developing and first deploying our most advanced features. We can transparently update our application with new features on a daily basis, and through the free PlayStation Network, people around the world can sign up for Netflix directly from their PS3.”
Sony Computer Entertainment America’s VP of business development, Phil Rosenberg, had this to say on the news:
“This is a major milestone, and one we’re particularly proud of considering the myriad Netflix-compatible streaming devices on the market, from other gaming consoles to smart TVs and internet-connected set-top boxes.”
It’s not too surprising considering the PS3 Netflix interface is much easier to navigate to and use over the Xbox 360 interface – plus you don’t need an Xbox Live Gold account to use it. It’ll be interesting to see how well the Wii U fares with Netflix users too.