How to watch Netflix Videos from your PS3

This tutorial will guide you through the steps to watch Netflix videos – without any kind of special ‘disc’ – on your PS3.

Note: your Playstation 3 will need to be connected to the Internet for this tutorial to work.

  1. The first step is to update your Playstation 3 to the latest version. To do so, select Settings from the main PS3 Dashboard, then System Update. If you’re already up to date it will say so, and you can proceed to step #2. If you need to download and install an update, do so now. Once the update has been applied (and this often requires you to restart your PS3) – proceed to step #2.
  2. Navigate to the Video category on your PS3 Dashboard. From that menu, select Netflix.
  3. the Playstation 3 dashboard
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  4. Press the X button on your controller to install the Netflix app on your PS3.
  5. Netflix on a PS3
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  6. Select OK to confirm your PS3 was purchased in the US or Canada.
  7. installing an App on a PS3
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  8. Confirm that you want to download and install the Netflix app by selecting Yes.
  9. confirming an App install
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  10. The Netflix app will now download and install.
  11. downloading software to the Playstation 3
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  12. Now select Netflix from the Video menu on your PS3 Dashboard.
  13. the Netflix App on the Playstation 3 dashboard
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  14. It will connect to the Netflix service.
  15. connecting to Netflix
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  16. If you’ve previously used the ‘old’ method to watch Netflix movies on your PS3 (using the Netflix disc) – you won’t be asked to sign in to your Netflix account. Otherwise, you’ll need to enter your authentication credentials (user name and password).

    That’s it – you’re done!

  17. streaming online video via a Playstation 3
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