One of the things I love about my 360 is that it can stream Netflix movies to my TV. Sure, I have to pay a few bucks a month for my Netflix subscription, and a few more for a gold Live account, but it’s worth the convenience. Plus I’m too lazy to go to the video store, and I pay for a gold account anyway. Unfortunately for those with one of the other current-gen consoles, this service is exclusive to the 360. For now.
A job listing on the Netflix site hints at the possibility of streaming their movies onto other consoles. The position of “Engineering Leader – Gaming Platforms” lists one of the responsibilities as “help build a small technology team to rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms.” Now unless I’m mistaken, you’d have to have more than one or two platforms to justify the word “variety.” Perhaps we can look forward to streaming movies on the Wii and PS3 sometime in the future.