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New Netflix app can be a remote for the PS3 app

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New Netflix app can be a remote for the PS3 app
Netflix updated its iOS and Android apps with a brand new interface recently, but that wasn't all that changed in the app. Apparently, there was also a hidden and undocumented addition to the Netflix apps which will allow it to act as a remote for the Netflix app on your PS3.

The second screen remote control feature only works on the PlayStation 3 as far as we've heard, so Netflix users on Roku or Xbox 360 seem to be out of luck right now. But, if you have a PS3 and a mobile device on the same local network, you'll get a new option in the app to choose where to play a video after browsing as normal. While the video is playing you still have full control to stop, pause, seek to a specific moment, change the audio or subtitles, choose a different episode, or switch videos completely.

It's always fun to find extra goodies, and this is a pretty nice one. Check the video for a demo.


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posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:09 2

1. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Cool, Sony know how to treat their customers :)

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:16

2. techguy22 (Posts: 226; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


wow amazing i like that.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 20:56

3. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


Cool, now update the Windows Phone app to do this.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 21:35

4. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


how exciting :)

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 12:07

5. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


Good thing I just bought a ps3!

posted on 26 Sep 2012, 14:11

6. downphoenix (Posts: 2301; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


This is awesome!

The Youtube app on PS3 is terrible terrible terrible (Even worse than the 360 one if you can believe it).

Netflix on the other hand, is pretty good on PS3 (it used to be terrible, but they got it working pretty good now, I prefer it over 360s Netflix app now) so this remote function is a nice extra, rather than a necessity to even use the app like it is for Youtube, LOL.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 00:27

7. R3537L1F3 (Posts: 7; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


So is this new interface not available on 2.3 phones? I updated (says I am using version 2.0.1) but it's still the old interface. I have an unrooted Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G (not the touch).

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