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Netflix adds 'search' for all PS3 users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Jul 2010 21:31 User comments (5)

Netflix adds 'search' for all PS3 users While some lucky users have had the ability for months, Netflix has updated their PS3-based Watch Instantly service to include a Search function for all users.
Until this week, the search function for the PS3 was an assigned random beta.

A search function was easily the most-wanted feature for the service, eliminating the need to find and queue movies on your computer or smartphone before using the service.

The company has said it will add similar functionality to the Xbox 360 (and possibly Wii?) in November.

Additionally, CEO Reed Hastings noted that PS3 users may be able to soon ditch the streaming Blu-ray disc that must stay in their drives to use the service, as a disc-free version of Watch Instantly software for the PS3 could be available in October.

Says Hastings: "We expect to be launching a major new version of our Sony PS3 user interface which doesn't require a disc, and is dynamically updated continuously with the latest Netflix UI improvements."

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5 user comments

126.7.2010 22:15

Now they just need to release an android app and their "device" support will be complete.

227.7.2010 11:27

I like it. I did not know that it was a beta.

328.7.2010 20:33
Iowampb
Unverified new user

Epic Fail.. They added search but Failed to realize that many with PS3 have a Keyboard, they do NOT allow you to type in your search, you are required to move a box around to select letters..


Annoying.. Fix Please!#@

43.8.2010 1:13

Originally posted by Iowampb:
Epic Fail.. They added search but Failed to realize that many with PS3 have a Keyboard, they do NOT allow you to type in your search, you are required to move a box around to select letters..


Annoying.. Fix Please!#@
Hahaha.

59.1.2012 22:17
Gazhalim
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Iowampb:
Epic Fail.. They added search but Failed to realize that many with PS3 have a Keyboard, they do NOT allow you to type in your search, you are required to move a box around to select letters..


Annoying.. Fix Please!#@
Yup, same here. I have a wireless keyboard, but can't hit the triangle button, which is usually F1, to bring up the search... that's stupid, I have to go and dig up my ps3 controller from the basement

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