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Netflix native app for PS3 available on Oct. 18


The disc-free Netflix application for PlayStation 3 will be available in the States next Monday, October 18. Sony has said the PS3 system will be the "first consumer electronics device" to support 5.1-channel surround sound for Netflix's streaming library of movies and films. Some media will also be viewable in 1080p and "an increasing number" will feature subtitles or alternative audio tracks. The app also features a fancy search option that allows users to update their regular queue.

Canadians began enjoying a native app a couple weeks back, albeit with a significantly less robust library compared to their southern brothers. Xbox 360 owners will also receive an update to their Netflix app whenever the fall update goes live. Check out Sony's Eric Lempel giving a tour of the new app after the break.

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