The Wii joins its Xbox and Playstation 3 game console rivals in ditching the disc. Users can now download a Netflix Watch Instantly channel through the Wii Shop, meaning you don’t have to fumble around to find the disc when you want to watch a movie on the biggest screen in your house.
“Wii is a consummate home entertainment platform and has quickly become one of the best and most popular ways to enjoy movies streamed from Netflix,” said Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix. “The availability of Netflix right on the Wii Menu adds significantly to the ease and convenience that attracts our members to the Netflix streaming experience and is an important step in our efforts to continuously improve the service.”
It’s hard to believe that the Netflix has only been available on the Wii since April 12, 2010. Since then, discless streaming video from Netflix has come to the iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Google TV, PS3 and other devices, joining Xbox, the Roku Player and TiVo. But the Wii doesn’t have the HD video output many of those other devices have — for Netflix or anything else.
Netflix Now Available As A Download From The Wii Shop Channel [Nintendo Press Room]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab