Netflix Streaming Coming to Wii This Spring
Netflix Instant Streaming is coming for the Wii this Spring. Netflix subscribers will be receiving instant streaming discs similar to what was released for the PS3 last year. The discs are required because of an exclusivity agreement for the Xbox 360 (integrated streaming services won’t be coming to the PS3 until later this year, and has not been announced for the Wii). The streaming disc for Wii can be reserved right away for current Netflix subscribers.
According to Nintendo, “These titles will be conveniently organized into a variety of categories based on members’ personal preferences and will include popular genres, new arrivals and members’ individual instant Queues… They will also have the ability to read synopses and rate movies, and will have the option of fast-forwarding and rewinding their selection.”
Because the Wii does not support HD, content will be restricted to standard definition. Netflix had discussed towards the end of 2009 wanting to be available for all gaming systems and internet capable televisions this year. No details are currently available on when the discs will ship.