Since November, PS3 users have had to lug a special disc into their machines in order to stream Netflix. But during an earnings call Wednesday, CEO Reed Hastings announced the disc will be rendered obsolete by software within the next few months. This will put the PS3 on par with the Xbox 360 for disc-less Netflix streaming.
Hastings said Netflix will update and refine its Netflix app by incoprorating data from Hulu Plus usage.
“Once Hulu Plus has a few hundred thousand subscribers we’ll be able to learn from consumers what they like about Hulu Plus,” Hastings said. “Then we’ll work to incorporate what we find back into Netflix.”
So come October, the Wii will stand as the lone console to require a disc.