The Sony PlayStation 3 is compatible with the Netflix movie streaming service; this allows you to watch online movies on your PS3 using a special Netflix disc. This disc lets you play any Netflix streaming movie on a television connected to the PS3. The Netflix streaming movie service also requires an active high-speed Internet connection.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Connect your PS3 to your Internet connection, if using a wired connection, with the included Ethernet cable. Press the "PlayStation" button in the centre of the controller, then select "Network Settings."
Select "Internet Connection Settings," then select "Yes" when asked if you would like to configure this connection.
Choose "Wired" or "Wireless" when prompted. The PS3 will automatically detect and configure a wired connection. If you're using a wireless access point, click "Scan" and select the wireless access point from the list. If your network is encrypted, the PS3 will prompt you to enter the network's encryption key.
Press "Start" to save the updated network configuration.
Create a Netflix account by signing up at the Netflix website. Purchase an account plan that offers "instant streaming."
Request the "PS3 Instant Streaming Disc" from the Netflix website (see Resources). Netflix will mail the disc to you.
Place the disc into your PS3. Enter your account login name and password when prompted.
Log into your Netflix account on your computer and click "Activate." Enter the authorisation number that your television screen displays. Click "Activate." The PS3 is now activated.
Click "Browse" on the PS3 to see a list of available streaming titles. Select a title using the "X" button to begin streaming the film immediately.
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