Netflix is finally coming to the Nintendo Wii something many wish was said back in 2008. Xbox 360 & PS3 have been enjoying the service for two years now. So why has the Wii been kept in the dark for so long and will there be any new features added to the service for the wii…
Wii and Netflix are just in time for the holiday season…oh wait. Well late is better than never! If you have not heard, hot off the presses, Netflix, the giant mail in DVD service, has finally come onto the Nintendo Wii.
If you have not heard of Netflix you really don’t keep up on technology, but more importantly you could be missing some great movies that you have not heard about – like the Giant Squid vs. Mega Shark. Although, I am sure that won’t be high on your list.
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When you sign up for the service you are presented with a few different purchase options. I choose the $9 a month option which allows you to have one DVD out at a time, plus you can view the instant watch films. I have found that I really can only get about 2 movies a week in the mail if I am lucky so that would be 8 a month which works out to about a dollar a rental. You have a queue where you can add the movies you want to rent in the list. They mail them out to you and as you send them back they send you another in the mail. It’s like magic – and it’s good to get things in the mail other then summons to appear in court.
I have been a user of Netflix for a while now and you should head on over to my article about what can be fixed for the XBOX 360 Netflix experience. I hope some of the changes I suggested are already in effect in the Wii launch of the service. The Wii does not support HD video so don’t expect to be able to magically watch HD on the Wii now. When you get down to it, if you’re a videophille you won’t like streaming Netflix as there are a lot of video problems that I have seen such as tearing, high compression, and plain ol’ laggy connection. These reduce your quality to less than DVD and I think some customers abandon the idea for this reason.
The Netflix service is expected to be released for the Nintendo Wii in Spring 2010, so don’t put your party hat on just yet.
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