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Netflix coming to Wii
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January 13, 2010, 11:03:51
 
According to the New York Times.

It's about time. And even though a disc is required, I'm sure the hackers will do something to fix that.

Thing is, will Nintendo add DVD movie support now? It seems silly that this would support Netflix streaming, but their DVD service would be completely ignored.

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Posted: 01/13/10, 11:03:51  - Edited by 
 on: 02/18/11, 00:56:40    
 
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Hmm... may actually have to give this a whirl. That's fairly interesting to hear.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/10, 05:07:56
I haven't gotten my disc yet, but I'm interested to try it. I do regularly use both my 360 and PS3 for streaming Netflix, so I doubt I'll use this much, but it's awesome that it's there.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/10, 15:29:20
Used it last night and it's great. The movies were smooth and the picture qualitiy was good for 480p. Looks exactly like how DVD's looked on my TV before I got an upconverting DVD player. This is obviously going to vary depending on how good a HD TV is at doing 480p.


Posted by 
 on: 03/27/10, 17:41:37
I watched a movie the other night with this, and it really is up to par with the other two consoles. I've never been one to doubt the Wii's performance or anything, but I have to admit, I was a bit surprised to see this working so well. The movies look just like DVD's. The interface is great, and using the Wiimote as a remote is just so much better than using the 360 or PS3 controllers (if you don't have remotes for those consoles).

Once the homebrew folks get a forwarder channel for this, I'll be all set.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/10, 17:26:58
I use this on Windows Media Center and honestly, I think it works better on the Wii for most content. If I want to watch something in HD, I'll use the PC, but most of the time, I'll probably use the Wii. The interface is faster and easier to navigate. It takes just a second or two longer to buffer, but it's hardly noticeable.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/10, 18:18:17
Just got my disk yesterday. Works great! I don't have the fastest internet, but this only takes a minute or so to get a movie going, and NO stuttering.

Like GameDadGrant, Nintendo Week is horrible to watch. I can play Mario Kart, The Conduit, and any other online Wii game and have no problem. But Nintendo Week just sucks.

I'm a Wii only gamer (console that is) so this is a nice compliment to our DirecTv. Problem with that, is their On Demand is HiDef, so with our mediocre connection, their On Demand is more like, wait a half hour, then watch your show.

Kudos to Netfilx on Wii.


Posted by 
 on: 03/28/10, 18:59:24
I just got the email that my disc is in the mail. Very psyched.

I also noticed that I can register my disc for Club Nintendo coins. Nice touch!


Posted by 
 on: 03/31/10, 19:43:21
I got my disk in the mail... watching Jim Gaffigan on it right now.

Works very well


Posted by 
 on: 04/02/10, 19:14:25
Blessthismess said:
I also noticed that I can register my disc for Club Nintendo coins. Nice touch!
Gonna order a disc just for this. Free Club Nintendo Coins? Yes please!


Posted by 
 on: 04/03/10, 00:45:19
Someone just informed me there is no porn on Netflix?

Missed opportunity?


Posted by 
 on: 04/03/10, 07:56:30
I ordered the CD for Wii. Can't wait because I like to watch Spartacus on my big screen.


Posted by 
 on: 04/03/10, 09:13:55
Tried it. I like the picture quality a lot but so far I can't find any browsing titles feature. I'm not sure but I think you need to select your titles from a computer and place them in your queu before you could choose them from your Wii. Hopefully that's not the case because that defeats convenience.


Posted by 
 on: 04/05/10, 05:34:23
@pgtl_10

Hit up or down on the d-pad. It scrolls through the different genre types.


Posted by 
 on: 04/05/10, 05:39:32
@Zero
Since you run a website, I assume you're aware of the internet's existence. Just use that


Posted by 
 on: 04/05/10, 06:01:36
Blessthismess said:
I just got the email that my disc is in the mail. Very psyched.

I also noticed that I can register my disc for Club Nintendo coins. Nice touch!

Where do you get the code to input?


Posted by 
 on: 04/05/10, 06:08:30
@Chadatog
Netflix


This is supposedly how it works, but I have not received the pop-up in my CN account.


Posted by 
 on: 04/05/10, 16:31:54
Yeah I just got it today as soon as I logged into my nintendo rewards account and now I have 20 more points.


Posted by 
 on: 04/06/10, 04:27:48
Update: I love it but now it needs two things:

1. A search option

2. More instant watch titles particulary tv shows.


Posted by 
 on: 04/06/10, 07:27:50
pgtl_10 said:
Update: I love it but now it needs two things:

1. A search option

2. More instant watch titles particulary tv shows.

I agree about the search option, as of no. 2 they have a lot more on their website so just use your pc and add them to your instant queue.


Posted by 
 on: 04/06/10, 08:47:14
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