Netflix Starts Shipping Wii Streaming Discs

Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

Netflix began e-mailing out shipping confirmations for the disc you'll need to access the service's instant streaming feature on the Wii this morning. How do I know? Check this out.

And now you know. If you're a Wii owner looking to get your Netflix on, you can still request a disc at www.netflix.com/wii.
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#1 Posted by Jeff (3577 posts) -

Netflix began e-mailing out shipping confirmations for the disc you'll need to access the service's instant streaming feature on the Wii this morning. How do I know? Check this out.

And now you know. If you're a Wii owner looking to get your Netflix on, you can still request a disc at www.netflix.com/wii.
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#2 Edited by iAmJohn (6119 posts) -

It's cool that Netflix streaming is coming to Wii and all, but I cannot see why anyone would do this unless they only own a Wii.  You're gonna get a way better output on any of the other consoles or computron.

#3 Posted by Evilsbane (4615 posts) -

To bad the quality is going to be pretty crap, ill just continue to use my computer, 360 and Ps3.

#4 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" It's cool that Netflix streaming is coming to Wii and all, but I cannot see why anyone would do this unless they only own a Wii.  You're gonna get a way better output on any of the other consoles or PC. "
Very true, but hear my cool story bro.
 
I just got netflix, and I got it set up on my 360 (which I don't use for streaming, because it's hooked up to my PC monitor), and my PS3 (which is connected to my HD tv).
 
I want a Wii disk so I can set up my big white paper weight in my garage so I can watch movies while I exercise.
#5 Posted by iAmJohn (6119 posts) -
@Relys said:
" I want a Wii disk so I can set up my big white paper weight in my garage so I can watch movies while I exercise. "
Bro, that's a pretty rad story. 
#6 Posted by HT101 (1154 posts) -
@Relys said:
Very true, but hear my cool story bro.  I just got netflix, and I got it set up on my 360 (which I don't use for streaming, because it's hooked up to my PC monitor), and my PS3 (which is connected to my HD tv).   I want a Wii disk so I can set up my big white paper weight in my garage so I can watch movies while I exercise. "
I also think that's a cool story.  I'm gonna get Netflix within the year I think so I can then catch up on random TV shows that way instead of going to random websites that may or may not be of legal in their purpose.
#7 Posted by GilbertMordinAndSullivan (442 posts) -

That... that's a damn good idea Relys! I'm gonna get a disc and do the same thing.

#8 Posted by welly (118 posts) -

Yum.

#9 Posted by nanikore (2740 posts) -

Haha, movies on a Wii.

#10 Posted by Snail (8604 posts) -

I don't want to use my Wii as a DVD player. Why would I want that?

#11 Posted by teh_destroyer (3566 posts) -

I got my email today too, I use it on my 360. But because I have a wii I should have Netflix for it also just to use it to its full potential.

#12 Posted by damnboyadvance (4060 posts) -

I probably won't use it. First of all, the quality is probably going to really stink. Second of all, I already have it on my PS3, so there really isn't a need for another one.

#13 Posted by StarFoxA (5157 posts) -

I have my 360 set up in my room and my Wii set up in the living room. So now my family doesn't have to take my 360 hostage every time they want to watch a movie!

#14 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" It's cool that Netflix streaming is coming to Wii and all, but I cannot see why anyone would do this unless they only own a Wii.  You're gonna get a way better output on any of the other consoles or computron. "
You kinda just answered your own question.
#15 Posted by agentboolen (1782 posts) -
@Jeff:  Thanks for the heads up I just requested one, I tend to watch Netflix streaming through my Xbox 360 but it would always be nice to have the option to do it on my Wii.
#16 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

But I don't use Netflix!!!
 
Red Box rules. That is all.

#17 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Snail said:
" I don't want to use my Wii as a DVD player. Why would I want that? "
I know! That's so stupid. 
 
I do want to use my Wii as a movie streaming device, though. 
 
I also got this email. Movies galore, tomorrow morn.
#18 Posted by spiceninja (3062 posts) -

Mine is also arriving on Friday. I'm curious to see how it's going work.

#19 Posted by Jasonofindy (258 posts) -
@iAmJohn said:
" It's cool that Netflix streaming is coming to Wii and all, but I cannot see why anyone would do this unless they only own a Wii.  You're gonna get a way better output on any of the other consoles or computron. "
In my case it is helpful because the PS3 ,360, and my PC are hooked up in my game room whereas the Wii is hooked up downstairs in the family room where my kids watch TV.  
#20 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

it works really well on ps3 hopefully better on wii since there is no hd

#21 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I got mine too. But I don't know if I'll be using it that much. Right now I have Netflix on my PS3, 360, Wii, and my 52" TV.

#22 Posted by rjayb89 (7721 posts) -

Those Netflix fellers know how to do business.

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#23 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Is it bad that I ordered a disk despite not having a Wii? :p

#24 Posted by SkaOreo (13 posts) -

Considering the fact that I have a ps3 in an area where my connection is weak, and I no longer have xbox live gold, it'll be good to have it on the Wii.  Even if I can't watch movies in HD.

#25 Posted by Milkman (16781 posts) -

I feel like I might have forgotten to send away for this, not that I would really use it anyway, but still, it would be nice to have.

#26 Posted by honeycut1 (142 posts) -

Yep I got that email as well.  I'll be interested to how quickly the Wii will download/stream Netflix

#27 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

Cool beans, but I still prefer Red Box. Not a big movie enthusiast, but I can't pass up on $1 movies for one day.

#28 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

It seems pretty useless if you have a dvd player since it will look like shit. 

#29 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
" Those Netflix fellers know how to do business. "
I live in Canada so I don't think they do.
#30 Posted by DarkHeroZark (175 posts) -

I am disapoint because I didn't get no email.

#31 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I'll use it. People not using it telling people how little they care, try caring little enough that you';re not shouting it all the time. Get a life for real.

#32 Posted by starfox_of_the_damned (62 posts) -

i have a 36 a ps3 and a wii. I'm excited because the wii is in the bedroom not hooked to the tv with the ps3 and xbox. Since i dont have cable im no longer bound to watching old seasons of law and order in the living room. Now i can nap in my bed and watch them.
#33 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" Is it bad that I ordered a disk despite not having a Wii? :p "
No sir. Just take the disc to a friend's house that has a Wii. 
 
Also, I'm hoping that the Netflix/Microsoft contract ends soon so the PS3 and Wii can get their own streaming channels/apps instead of relying on the disc. 
 
 
Also, I hope DS Netflix comes soon.
#34 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

This makes perfect sense to Netflix from a business perspective, if they can tap into Wii's userbase they can make a lot more money than they are currently.

#35 Posted by Relys (984 posts) -
@Emilio said:

" @SpikeSpiegel said:

" Is it bad that I ordered a disk despite not having a Wii? :p "
No sir. Just take the disc to a friend's house that has a Wii.  Also, I'm hoping that the Netflix/Microsoft contract ends soon so the PS3 and Wii can get their own streaming channels/apps instead of relying on the disc.   Also, I hope DS Netflix comes soon. "
The DS can't support regular video playback without extra hardware. :(  Even with moonshell you have to convert your files to a gimped format just to play, and that is an offline client.
 
The PSP on the other hand can support mp4's and has a fully functional
(albeit buggy) flash video streamer called PSPTube. I like to see it work for all systems, but the DS is unlikely. Maybe the 3-DS if it turns out to be an actual hardware upgrade.
#36 Posted by siavm (76 posts) -
@Relys: 
 The dsi can support video. The japanese wii has a streaming service that lets you stream it to your dsi and watch videos on the go. Here a video of it: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fECpJ8Nrrgs 
So they could put it on the dsi. 
#37 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -
@DOUBLESHOCK said:
" @rjayb89 said:
" Those Netflix fellers know how to do business. "
I live in Canada so I don't think they do. "
They are doing pretty well by being concentrated in one region. Especially considering their business, keeping it one region is the best choice unless you get enough money to afford crossing the border and dealing withh licensing.
#38 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@Relys said:
" @Emilio said:

" @SpikeSpiegel said:

" Is it bad that I ordered a disk despite not having a Wii? :p "
No sir. Just take the disc to a friend's house that has a Wii.  Also, I'm hoping that the Netflix/Microsoft contract ends soon so the PS3 and Wii can get their own streaming channels/apps instead of relying on the disc.   Also, I hope DS Netflix comes soon. "
The DS can't support regular video playback without extra hardware. :(  Even with moonshell you have to convert your files to a gimped format just to play, and that is an offline client.  The PSP on the other hand can support mp4's and has a fully functional (albeit buggy) flash video streamer called PSPTube. I like to see it work for all systems, but the DS is unlikely. Maybe the 3-DS if it turns out to be an actual hardware upgrade. "
Well the DSi does support mp4s... in audio. When I heard of the idea of Netflix on "DS", I mostly thought about the DSi and DSi XL as the main hardware for it. 
 
I don't think anything is impossible when it comes to video game hardware.
#39 Posted by Teaspoon83 (624 posts) -

Got my disc in the mail, booted it up and hey, it is Netflix on the Wii. The menus are basic, almost like the Xbox 360 but a lot simpler in the UI, almost bland looking. Streaming works pretty well for it running in SD. In the end, it works fine but I will still use my Xbox 360 because of its HD capabilities. One plus I will give Netflix on the Wii is the complete silence compared to the roaring beast from Microsoft.

#40 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

You guys should take a look at my post here for screenies. 
 
I think its the best looking and functioning of the three console Netflix choices.

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