Man, this took long enough, did it not? After literally years
, Nintendo's Wii is finally going to stream Netflix movies. The
Wii joins the PS3 and Xbox 360, both of which have been able to tune
into Netflix Watch Instantly queues for months upon months now, and
while it may be last, we get the idea that it'll be the most talked
about. Why? Because hordes of consumers have a Wii, and generally
speaking, that console is the most "mainstream" of the three.
A breaking report has found that starting in the Spring, Nintendo's
console will be able to instantly view Netflix on-demand titles, and
all that will be required from Wii owners is a $9/month Netflix
subscription. Oh, and a special instant streaming disc, which is
exactly what is required for PS3 owners hoping to accomplish the same
goal. Exact details beyond that haven't been disclosed, but this move
definitely works towards the goal set by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to
get his service into as many devices as possible.
Can we really say "goodnight" to Blockbuster yet? Seems that the only
other legitimate competition out is Redbox...or are we crazy?