A big clue that Netflix is coming to PS3 and Wii?
Netflix has posted a job listing for an "experienced engineer to lead the gaming platforms team," which indicates that Netflix video streaming support for the PS3 and Wii is probably in the works.
Is a job listing for an "experienced engineer to lead the gaming platforms team" final proof that Netflix's Watch Now streaming video service is coming to the PS3 and Wii? That's the question Crunchgear is asking after it recently got a tip from a reader who saw that Netflix had posted the job to Monster.com.
In case you're having trouble reading the job description above, here's the important part:
We are looking for a hands-on leader and innovator. We seek deep experience developing and testing media rich applications on current generation gaming consoles. Candidates will be technical, strong leaders, and execution focused. Expect to help build a small technology team to rapidly prototype and iterate on a variety of platforms.
The key phrase is "a variety of platforms," which one would assume means both home and mobile gaming consoles. You could also throw the iPhone into the mix, though you'd have to stream via Wi-Fi, not a cellular connection, because AT&T has bandwidth restrictions on streaming video.
As far as rumor mongering goes, the job listing, which went up on April 6, dovetails nicely with a recentasking subscribers whether they'd be willing to shell out a one-time fee of $10 to stream video to their PS3s.
Of course, if Netflix is just advertising the position now, it's unclear how far along it is with development for other gaming platforms beyond the XBox 360.