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News: Netflix Wii U App Update Goes Live

Netflix Wii U App Update Goes Live

Spot the differences

Gone are the days of slotting in a cartridge and simply playing a game, as consoles have become multimedia devices for surfing the web and watching slightly different TV. The Wii U's Netflix app does a pretty decent job with the service, happily handling the HD streaming and being nice and functional all around. But still,...

News: Netflix Reaches Wii Shop Channel in UK and Ireland

Netflix Reaches Wii Shop Channel in UK and Ireland

Merrily down the stream

Netflix has launched in the UK and Ireland — and it's available on Wii. The Wii Shop Channel offers a free Netflix Channel for download, enabling subscribers to stream TV and movies through the console. You can sign up for a free trial and account through the Channel, with a flat rate of £5.99/€6.99 per month. In North...

News: Sorry, Looks Like Netflix Isn't Getting 3D Movies

Sorry, Looks Like Netflix Isn't Getting 3D Movies

Popcorn staying resolutely 2D

The other day it seemed 3D movies were coming to Netflix 3DS, owing to this section of the press release: The new Netflix application for Nintendo 3DS displays movies and TV episodes in 2D on the system’s upper screen. Users will soon have access to an additional library of select movies that can be viewed in 3D...

Hands On: Netflix for 3DS

Netflix for 3DS

We go one-on-one with popcorn in one hand and a stylus in the other

In many cities across North America you can still find them: all-but-deserted video rental stores trying every special deal and coupon in their cap to reclaim business from the rampantly successful postal-based Netflix service. But for many, getting movies in the mail isn't its best...

News: 3D Movies Coming to the 3DS Netflix Service

3D Movies Coming to the 3DS Netflix Service

Another feather in the 3DS's cap

While free video content have started being rolled out to Japanese and European 3DS users, the subscription-based Netflix streaming service has launched on the North American Nintendo eShop, allowing existing Netflix members on the $7.99 price plan and upwards to stream content onto their 3DS consoles. In Nintendo's press release, an interesting nugget of..

News: Netflix Arrives on 3DS in North America Tomorrow

Netflix Arrives on 3DS in North America Tomorrow

(Updated with more details) Start streaming!

Those 3DS owners in North America upset about the slight delay to the Nintendo Video application might want to start smiling now: Netflix is coming to 3DS tomorrow. The free application will allow Netflix members with an unlimited streaming plan to watch TV shows and movies in 2D on their 3DS through the...

News: Netflix has Another Nintendo Console Queued Up

Netflix has Another Nintendo Console Queued Up

The partnership continues

Netflix is already available for Wii users in the United States and Canada, and is also scheduled to hit 3DS users this summer. That's not where it ends, as the streaming service is also coming to Wii U. In an interview conducted by AllThingsD, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was quizzed on a number of topics; from the things Nintendo hopes to accomplish with the launch of..

News: Netflix Heading to 3DS in Summer 2011

Netflix Heading to 3DS in Summer 2011

Movies on the go

Wii received Netflix support some time ago, and both Nintendo and Netflix are obviously keen on the two firms working together again as Satoru Iwata has just announced the video streaming service is coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer. All users with an unlimited plan for $7.99 a month or above will be able to stream movies and TV shows straight to their 3DS consoles through any..

News: Netflix Channel Now Available From Wii Shop

Netflix Channel Now Available From Wii Shop

System update brings native app to North American subscribers [UPDATED]

Prepare a cool, condensation-laden drink next time you sit down to watch Netflix on your Wii, because that disc formerly required to stream videos has now become a stylish new coaster. Beating even the regularly scheduled Nintendo Download to the punch today, a native...

News: Netflix Now Available in Canada

Netflix Now Available in Canada

Grab your Wii Remote and start streaming

Back in July, it was announced that Canada would be getting in on the Netflix service and logistically, that meant Canadian Wii owners could be treated to the same sort of console streaming that their neighbours South of the border have been enjoying since April. Netflix has today announced that its streaming service has launched outside of the United States..

News: Netflix Launching in Canada This Fall

Netflix Launching in Canada This Fall

At least we know it's logistically possible for a Wii appearance

Those in the U.S. have already been enjoying Netflix via the Wii for a few months now, and it looks like their neighbours to the north could soon be doing the same when the service makes its first international appearance this fall. Although it hasn't been officially announced that the...

Hands On: Netflix Wii

Netflix Wii

Another reason to never leave the couch

It may be late to the party, but Netflix's movie streaming service has arrived on Wii consoles in the U.S. via a free disc for subscribers. Despite being stuck in standard definition, those lamenting the lack of a Wii no Ma or BBC iPlayer equivalent in the US will appreciate the increased functionality. Compared to its console cousins, the service performs..

News: American Wii Owners Can Stream Netflix Now

American Wii Owners Can Stream Netflix Now

Get your disc if you haven't already

Back in the day Nintendo announced its intention of focusing the Wii as a straightforward gaming machine in the face of the competition throwing specs around, but we're in a very different situation today. Well, not that the hardware has changed much, but what we can do on it has certainly progressed. As of Monday just gone, members of Netflix can start enjoying..

News: Netflix Survey Suggests DS Video Streaming

Netflix Survey Suggests DS Video Streaming

DSi XL to replace drive-in movies

Wii owners will soon be able to stream video to their machine via Netflix, but what if you want to watch a video in a room that’s not the living room? Well, a new Netflix survey hints at the possibility of the DS being turned into a portable video device in future. Although at the moment the survey is only enquiring about the potential audience for such a..

News: Netflix Lean Towards Wii For Success

Netflix Lean Towards Wii For Success

On-demand video service soon to be available on Wii in the US

Netflix is coming to the Wii very soon, according to one the company's senior executives. TheWiire.com reports: Netflix Vice President of Corporate Communications Steve Swasey anticipates seeing a lot of success (without predicting any numbers) on Nintendo's Wii platform. He notes the system's American install base, saying, "26..

News: Netflix on Wii confirmed

Netflix on Wii confirmed

Movie-streaming service becomes available this spring — UPDATE

Thank goodness for that! An end to the incessant rumours — Netflix will be making it to the Wii in the next few months, according to The New York Times (and now both companies in a joint statement). You'll be able to subscribe to the service for the humble sum of $9 per month. Once you're a member it's a simple matter of whacking..

News: Netflix Might Make It To Wii Yet

Netflix Might Make It To Wii Yet

CEO says movie-streaming service has an "excellent" chance of appearing on a Nintendo console

In his answer to an on-stage question at CES in Las Vegas, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings stated that the popular online-streaming service for movies has an "excellent" chance of coming to a Nintendo console. Rumours of such a tie-in have been flying around for several months now, and this seems to..