Wii now has access to all of Netflix’s Instant Watch movies. From what I’ve read at Wired.com, Wii users will use the same process as PS3 users. If you already have a Netflix account, request the Netflix Streaming DVD at Netflix.com for your particular gaming system and then you’re ready to watch all the Instant Watch movies on your TV!
It took about a week to receive our streaming DVD (for PS3) when we requested it, but we haven’t had a major problem yet. The only instance (problem) that I can think of is Season 1 of TV show Jericho. The first few episodes play properly, and then the rest of the season doesn’t have any sound. But that was over a month ago — it could be fixed by now — and it was just that particular season of that particular TV show.
Elsewhere on the web I’ve seen that people are having issues with their Netflix streaming DVDs. Truly, I feel very bad for them because we’ve never had any issues (besides said issue with Jericho Season 1) and I use the streaming DVD every single day. Crazy, right? But it’s true. After work I come home and I do my exercise videos using the Netflix streaming DVD and usually watch a movie or TV show sometime after dinner. It’s great. I’m a HUGE advocate.
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Article in NYT today, “Nintendo Wii to Add Netflix Service for Streaming Video” adds that the Wii gaming system is not powerful enough to play the Netflix Instant Watch movies that are HD. It does note that:
“the Wii’s unusual interface, as well as the specifications of its hardware, created technical challenges to getting the service to work properly.”
It will be interesting to see how well the Netflix streaming DVD works on a Wii.