Accessing Netflix on a Sony PlayStation 3 is about to get a whole lot easier as the streaming service is losing the disc by the end of the year.
PlayStation 3 owners were granted access to Netflix via their consoles last fall. The catch was that anytime a Netflix subscriber wanted to stream over PS3, he/she had to insert a disc into the machine each time.
Pretty soon that won't be the case as CEO Reed Hastings announced a new version of Netflix for PS3 sans disc that will emerge some time in 2010. Only a little over five months left for that to happen!
He also said the company will be keeping an eye on Hulu Plus, which is now available for viewing on PlayStation 3. Things could be getting competitive between these two soon.