When it comes to games consoles the big guns from Microsoft and Sony have superb offerings, with both having a very passionate following for their respective consoles; namely the Xbox360 and Playstation3.
However one other aspect that a great many people are taking advantage of is the ability to stream movies via their consoles, this of course is where Netflix comes in; with downloadable applications available. Thus putting an end to having to go down to the ‘local’ movie store, queue up in the hope that the movie you want is actually available, not forgetting having to remember to take it back to the store to avoid a fine.
Just how easy is it to set up a PS3 for Netflix?
It really couldn’t be simpler to do so, just log onto the PlayStation store and download the Netflix application. Once this is done the set up just consists of entering your Netflix account details and in next to no time you can be enjoying any of the many movies that are available, with a large selection available in HD format; which of course means 1080p signal quality when it comes to the Sony Playstation3.
And the procedure for getting Netflix on my Xbox 360?
Again this is very simple and works similarly to the PlayStation version; however one important thing to note is that you will need to upgrade to Xbox Live Gold membership to be able to use the service. Once this is done and you have the application on your machine, you are only a few moments away from being able to watch a veritable selection of streamed movies. The Microsoft games console is again capable of re-producing a HD signal this time 720p rather than the full 1080p that the Sony unit can deliver.
Ultimately the machine that you use is likely to be the one that you prefer to play your games on, it is perhaps very unlikely that an individual would go to the expense of buying one of these games consoles just purely to watch streamed media; as there are many other different standalone streaming players that you can choose from that will do a very good job at only a fraction of the price of a fully-fledged games console.
However if you, like many other people, already have one of these units in your household then it makes good sense to download and install the Netflix application, this way at least there will not need to be any more frustrating visits to the video store, or waiting for a move to arrive in the snail post!