The Netflix app on the PS3 and Xbox 360 is great, but you can't easily change accounts without deleting and reinstalling the app. Thankfully, a hidden menu exists to quickly deauthorise your account, and access a few extra settings.
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Dear Lifehacker, After living what some (read: most LH readers) would call a deprived childhood without a gaming console, at the ripe old age of 20 I finally picked up a PS3 today at its newly reduced price. Anyway, now I need some fantastic titles to feed this baby and I'm a bit lost as to where to start!
Sony dropped the price of the PS3 console last week, but discounts on those discounted prices have already started to appear. From today until August 30, Big W is selling the 160GB model for $298, which is $50 lower than the 'official' reduced $349.95 price.
iView for the PS3 has had a generally favourable reaction since it soft-launched over the weekend, but the blocky nature of the picture and a generally un-PS3 like interface have attracted some criticism. However, it looks like they'll be fixed in the near future.
It's been in the works for some time, but numerous Twitter users over the weekend reported that the ABC's well-regarded and recently redesigned iView service is now working on the PS3. (Sony has a launch event for its PlayTV scheduled this week which will likely promote the iView integration as well.) If you've given it a try, tell us how it rolls in the comments.
The Lifehacker crew got quite excited at the news that Sony was working with the ABC to make iView available on the PS3, and it looks like that might happen a bit sooner than we expected.
The ABC's iView TV catch-up service is already a firm favourite with Lifehacker readers, especially those who enjoy unmetered access via their ISP. Now iView could become a more lounge-room friendly option if a trial of delivering the service via the Sony PlayStation3 proves successful.
If you have some videos in the .MKV format you're itching to play on your PlayStation3, check out this simple tutorial for converting them using mkv2vob. We've talked about how to rip DVDs for your PlayStation3 before. BitBurners.com takes on the digital-to-digital route, explaining how to covert both .MKV and .TS (ripped DVD video files) into a PlayStation3-compatible format. Along with the basic software how-to, you'll learn how to transfer them to your PlayStation3. Convert .MKV files for PlayStation 3 using mkv2vob
Video streaming web site YouTube announced a new beta service today called YouTube for TV (if you want to try it in your regular browser, here's how). To begin with, the service is available on Sony PS3s and Nintendo Wiis, offering a "10-foot television viewing experience through a streamlined interface that enables you to discover, watch, and share YouTube videos on any TV screen with just a few quick clicks of your remote control." Sounds good so far, but if you've got a Wii or PS3, let's hear what you think in the comments.