Netflix streaming may have launched on the Xbox 360, but the PS3 and the Wii has just eclipsed it in terms of functionality.

In addition to removing the need for a disc to be inserted into the drive to watch streaming TV shows and movies, you can now search for content directly on the consoles, negating the need for a computer to add items to the instant queue.  The PS3 Netflix application also received the ability to stream some shows and movies in 1080p HD video with 5.1-channel surround sound.

The Xbox 360 is set to receive an update any day now and should add the above functionality to their Netflix application.

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."