Netflix Still Works On Your PS3, Despite The Outage

While this might be common knowledge to some, I thought it wouldn’t hurt to let readers know that, despite the current PS3 outage, Netflix is fully functional on your PS3.

PSNation’s Justin informed me that in order to watch Netflix on your PS3, you simply have to accept the login to PSN, and when you receive your first error, simply press Circle to cancel out and try to log in again.  Once again you will be presented with the login screen.  Press X to attempt to log in and cancel out when you are given the connection error.  At this point you should be at your Netflix selection screen and set to go.

An recent update from Sony states:

“I know you are waiting for additional information on when PlayStation Network and Qriocity services will be online. Unfortunately, I don’t have an update or timeframe to share at this point in time.

As we previously noted, this is a time intensive process and we’re working to get them back online quickly. We’ll keep you updated with information as it becomes available. We once again thank you for your patience.”

PSNation will be on top of the development, and we’ll let you know if any new information comes our way regarding this outage.  In the meantime, you still have access to Netflix, and I actually had Gran Turismo download an update this weekend, so game updates seem to work as well.

Now, back to finishing 3D Dot Game Hero!

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  • Anonymous

    The great thing about Netflix streaming is that it’s practically everywhere these days. Sure, of all my devices that I can stream it to I prefer the PS3. But if that doesn’t work I can always use 1 of my Samsung Blu-ray players, or my MacBook Pro, or the 360 or Roku player, or . . . well . . . you get the picture. When you have 3 kids you gotta keep all options available to you at all times.

  • http://www.facebook.com/deron.spivey Deron Spivey

    It still did not work and am highly up…the fuck…SET!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sindred Rey Barrera

      Maybe I explained it wrong, which is likely, lol.

      You start netflix up like normally, and it prompts you to log in. Go forward with the log in, and it will tell you that you can’t connect. Cancel out of that, and wait for the log in screen to come up again. Press X to try to log in again, and when the error comes up, cancel out. It’s almost like you’re tricking it to move forward every time you attempt to log in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sindred Rey Barrera

      Maybe I explained it wrong, which is likely, lol.

      You start netflix up like normally, and it prompts you to log in. Go forward with the log in, and it will tell you that you can’t connect. Cancel out of that, and wait for the log in screen to come up again. Press X to try to log in again, and when the error comes up, cancel out. It’s almost like you’re tricking it to move forward every time you attempt to log in.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EEOTERFR3DPUJ2GDNRIKDSW2AQ BrianC

      I was able to use Netflix all wekeend. Just keep trying to log in if you can’t get in. For me I do it twice and after the second time I get my queue.

  • http://twitter.com/Loonknight Loonknight

    Never had a problem clicking X then O then X then O again when getting the forced sign in messages. Had similar issues when they run maintenance from time to time so nothing really new for me there.

    Had the new Mortal Kombat not be as deep as it was I might have been upset about the continued outage, but along with that game and a few single player titles I’ve picked up for under $20 I’m good for a month, but please don’t take too long Sony.

  • Anonymous

    That trick didn’t work for me. Maybe because I have a PS3–Fat (orig. 40 GB)? I also had the latest System Update (3.60).

  • http://www.facebook.com/bkeefe Brendan Keefe

    Actually, you’re both right. It depends which software/firmware version you have.

    The LATEST version of Netflix/PSN does NOT allow you to use the back button twice. It gets stuck in an infinite login loop.

    Sucks to be me — fully updated with the latest firmware and no Netflix.

    • Anonymous

      Ah. Some much-needed confirmation there. Thanks, Brendan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5G3KUEFIROWQWXZN32SANJGFSI Mike_B

    I wanted to watch My pretty Pony not the damn care Bears.

  • SasoriSoren

    Netflix won’t work if you have to refresh your IP to the PS3. It will begin to buffer in the back and then stop the buffer until it verifies PSN login. What a load of shit.