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    Netflix Might Make It To Wii Yet

    According to wii.nintendolife. Netflix might see the daylight on this hardware yet even.

    Any guesses as to Mario's favourite film?


    CEO says movie-streaming service has an "excellent" chance of appearing on a Nintendo console


    In his answer to an on-stage question at CES in Las Vegas, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated that the popular online-streaming service for movies has an "excellent" chance of coming to a Nintendo console. Rumours of such a tie-in have been flying around for several months now, and this seems to seal the deal.


    No actual dates were given, and there's still some ambiguity concerning Hastings' phrasing of the announcement - Netflix coming to "Nintendo" rather than the Wii specifically could mean that they're holding back until the release of Nintendo's hypothetical next console, or the fabled "Wii HD."
    Netflix is currently a US-only service, so if this does get released anytime soon then UK users can expect to be excluded from the fun – though Netflix officials have hinted over the years that they would like to expand their service into Europe.


    The BBC's iPlayer already works fantastically well on the Wii, and with SkyPlayer, 4OD and Virgin all proving that on-demand entertainment is the future, this kind of collaboration could be vital to Nintendo in the coming years. Netflix is already available in one form or another on both the PS3 and the Xbox 360. Is it about time Nintendo owners got their hands on some movie-streaming goodness? Is the Wii's hardware capable of doing justice to the latest blockbuster releases? Comments in the box, please.
    Links there gizmodo.com.

    Heres some new news, looks like netflix might be will be out in this spring. According to wii.nintendolife.



    Netflix on Wii confirmed

    A 1up for Nintendo's console



    Movie-streaming service becomes available this spring — UPDATE


    Thank goodness for that! An end to the incessant rumours — Netflix will be making it to the Wii in the next few months, according to The New York Times (and now both companies in a joint statement).


    You'll be able to subscribe to the service for the humble sum of $9 per month. Once you're a member it's a simple matter of whacking the Netflix disc into your console and streaming some movies. As the Wii doesn't support HD, you'll be limited to their standard definition range, but if you watch a lot of movies and suspect you could be saving money with a subscription, it might be worth checking out.


    Sadly UK users will have to go without, as Netflix is still a US-only service. But seeing as it'll now be available on all three major consoles, and Netflix seems to have made itself something of an industry-standard, world domination may well be the next step.
    UPDATE: Netflix and Nintendo have put out a press release announcing the feature, but most importantly point Netflix users towards where they can reserve the free disc for when it launches this spring.
    MOVIES, TV EPISODES STREAMED INSTANTLY FROM NETFLIX HEADED TO NINTENDO'S WII CONSOLE THIS SPRING
    Millions of U.S. Wii Owners Will Have the Opportunity to Access the World's Largest Online Movie Rental Service
    REDMOND, Wash., and LOS GATOS, Calif., Jan. 13, 2010 – Nintendo of America Inc. and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] today announced an agreement that will allow Netflix members who are also owners of Nintendo's Wii™ home console to instantly watch thousands of movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix directly to their TVs. Netflix is scheduled to go live on the Wii console this spring in the United States at no additional cost to Netflix members who have a plan starting at $8.99 a month, a Wii console and a broadband Internet connection.


    The partnership between the two companies will extend the reach of content streamed from Netflix farther than ever before, thanks to the mainstream popularity of the Wii console. Wii remains the fastest-selling home console in history, and reaches more consumers than any other device that currently supports streaming movies from Netflix. In December 2009, Nintendo sold well in excess of 3 million Wii consoles in the United States. Wii is the top-selling home video game system of this generation, and as such brings the Netflix experience to a broad and diverse mass market.


    "Our research shows that 86 percent of all U.S. Wii consoles are located in the living room," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "The Wii console is the social hub around which friends and family members gather to play games and have fun. Soon both new and longtime Wii owners will enjoy the benefits of Netflix – and a variety of informational and entertainment options – by being Netflix members and connecting their consoles to the Internet."


    "Our goal is to offer Netflix members as many ways as possible to watch movies and TV episodes streamed from Netflix right to their TVs and to give non-members more and compelling reasons to consider the service," said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. "Joining forces with Nintendo, which has been so immensely popular with consumers since its introduction, is a very meaningful step in that direction."
    With 11.1 million U.S. subscribers as of Sept. 30, 2009, Netflix continues to expand the ways in which its members can watch movies and TV shows streamed directly to TVs via a range of Netflix-ready devices such as the Wii console. Netflix memberships start as low as $8.99 a month, and members also can receive unlimited DVDs delivered quickly to their homes. At the same time, consumers continue to demonstrate a preference for Wii consoles, which offer tremendous value, whether measured in fun games, shared experiences or the suggested retail price of just $199.99.
    To enable their systems to stream content from Netflix, Wii owners will need a Netflix instant-streaming disc for the Wii console, which will be available at no additional cost to Netflix subscribers. The free disc looks and operates the same as a disc-based Wii game, and the entire user experience will feel natural and intuitive to Wii console owners. Netflix members and Wii console owners can now reserve a free instant-streaming disc by going to www.netflix.com/Wii. Once available in the spring, the discs will be delivered for free by first-class mail.
    When the instant-streaming disc is inserted into a member's Wii system, an array of movie and TV choices will be displayed right on their TV screen. These titles will be conveniently organized into a variety of categories based on members' personal preferences and will include popular genres, new arrivals and members' individual instant Queues. Using the Wii Remote™ controller, members will be able to choose a movie or TV episode to watch from their instant Queues or pick one directly from any of the lists. They will also have the ability to read synopses and rate movies, and will have the option of fast-forwarding and rewinding their selection.
    heres the link nytimes.com.
    Last edited by castlezelda; 01-13-2010 at 01:21 PM.



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    please do this. i would love it and definately (over)use the feature

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