Strange, but true.
Today, the PlayStation Blog revealed some rather interesting and unexpected news: PlayStation 3 is the single most-used Netflix streaming device (connected to a television, anyway).
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings had the following to say: “PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our number one platform overall… 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’s Phil Rosenberg claims that the PS3 “has become a primary development platform for the Netflix streaming experience, giving PS3 owners early access to many new features that come to other platforms later,” such as 1080p resolution and 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus audio.
But perhaps most interestingly, “PS3 is currently the only platform to experience a new voice user interface called ‘Max’ that’s currently being tested.” Is that so?