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Cant watch movies or tv shows from the internet.

My son has a ps3. We have tried to watch tv shows on abc etc but when I try to download the software from the network it won't work. I was told I need flashplayer but that didn't work or it says my browser is not compatible? I wanted to watch shows on netflix and it said my system didn't support the ability to watch. HELP?

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  • stevemugar Feb 28, 2009

    So basically on a ps3 player I can't watch netflix or any of the online network tv shows. When I have tried to download the networks special software it says java script not enabled. I have enabled it and I still get the same problem.

  • stevemugar Feb 28, 2009

    Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    wont let me watch netflix but only 3 devices are watching including my smart tv

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This isn't possible with the PS3's browser.

The ONLY way you can watch the Netflix movies is by downloading their special software and using Internet Explorer.

As far as ABC and flash goes the PS3 should be able to play "most" flash embedded videos as long as you have the latest firmware update (2.60)

Because the way the PS3 is designed you're not able to modify the browser in any way so you can't add any of the special software these websites use to distribute their content.

Your only "solution" would be to setup a linux partition on the PS3 but unless this is your cup of tea I'd stray way from things like this.

Hope this helps.

Let me know if you have any other questions and please don't forget to rate my solution.

Thanks!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Feb 28, 2009

    That's exactly right. You can't add ANYTHING to the browser. It's locked down by Sony.

    Sorry.

    Also would you mind changing my rating to the blue one. I'm the main PS3 tech on this site and I know if I didn't answer this question right away you would have gotten a half dozen incorrect solutions to your problem. Thanks!


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