Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced immediate availability of Netflix on PlayStation Vita (PS Vita), the first Sony handheld entertainment system to feature Netflix.
PS Vita can stream TV shows and movies from Netflix on its 5-inch multi-touch display via Wi-Fi. Netflix members can also start playing a title on one device, for example on their TV through PlayStation 3, and resume watching on PS Vita right where they left off.
PS Vita owners who aren’t yet Netflix members can sign up on the device for a month of free trial.
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“We are very excited that Netflix is available on PS Vita at launch,” said Greg Peters, vice president of product development at Netflix. “Many Netflix members love their PlayStation entertainment consoles and handhelds. We’re glad to offer PS Vita users the ability to enjoy Netflix wherever and whenever they want.”
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“Netflix perfectly complements the most extensive launch line up of games in PlayStation’s history. Now in addition to a steady stream of amazing games titles, PS Vita gamers will also have a great catalogue of TV shows and movies at their fingertips,” said Phil Rosenberg, senior vice president of business development at Sony Computer Entertainment America.
With the addition of PS Vita, Netflix members have a new device on which they can instantly watch unlimited TV shows and movies. PS Vita owners can download and install the Netflix application at no cost from the PlayStation Store. Netflix is available starting today, Feb. 22, on PS Vita in Canada, the United States and across Latin America.
Netflix offers a broad range of Hollywood, international and local movies and TV shows over a slew of Internet-connected devices.
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