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Netflix Hits PlayStation Vita

Netflix announced that its subscription streaming video service is available on Sony’s new PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) handheld game system.

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Unedited press release follows:

Netflix Brings TV Shows and Movies to PlayStation® Vita

Streaming From Netflix Looks Fantastic on Brilliant PlayStation® Vita Display

LOS GATOS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 — Netflix, Inc. (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 in high quality on its brilliant 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 free trial.

“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.”

“PS Vita is the ultimate portable entertainment device,” said Phil Rosenberg, senior vice president of business development at Sony Computer Entertainment America. “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.”

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 on PS Vita in Canada, the United States and across Latin America.

Netflix offers convenience and value with a broad range of Hollywood, international and local movies and TV series to choose from. Netflix has revolutionized entertainment by giving people a choice to enjoy what they want to watch, when they want to watch it for a low monthly price over a wide-range of Internet-connected devices.

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About Netflix
With more than 23 million streaming members in the United States, Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world’s leading internet subscription service for enjoying films and TV programmes. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited films and TV episodes streamed over the internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, internet-connected TVs, home theatre systems, digital video recorders and internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, visit Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.