Friday Poll: What do you use most to stream Netflix?

Netflix-streaming devices have grown from an exclusive club to a wide network of gadgets. Which device do you use the most to stream Netflix?

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What do you use most to stream Netflix?

How do I stream thee, Netflix? Let me count the ways. There's PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox, Apple TV, Mac, PC, tablet, smartphone, networked TVs, Roku, and other streaming-media boxes. I've probably missed a few methods.

It seems like you can't turn around without bumping into a device that can stream Netflix. Still, one streaming method has broken away from the rest this year. The PlayStation 3 recently took the crown as the most popular option for streaming Netflix content to televisions, beating out other options like set-top boxes and smart TVs.

"PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our number one platform overall," Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was quoted as saying in a PlayStation blog post.

That quote from Hastings shows the PC hasn't completely given up its king-of-the-hill status to the PlayStation 3, but it does illustrate a shift in the streaming Netflix landscape. It also shows off the popularity of the Playstation 3, which has handily surpassed the Wii as the most popular gaming platform for streaming Netflix.

Back when I still had a Netflix subscription, I mostly used my Wii and my iPad to stream. My brother uses his laptop and his Apple TV. What method do you use the most? Vote in our poll and talk it up in the comments. Let's see if PlayStation 3 reigns supreme among CNET readers.

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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