Netflix and Hulu on the Wii

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Aug 26, 2009

Netflix and Hulu on the Wii by gamer220 at 3:53 AM (1,504 Views / 0 Likes) 11 replies

  1. gamer220
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    Newcomer gamer220 Advanced Member

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    Thought some people might be interested in this. Too bad its just in beta and it is just a 14 day trial. Then they charge $39.99.

    Is there anyway someone is able to make a program like this that would be free? I just think its stupid that I already pay for netflix now I got to pay more just to view movies on my wii. Any ideas?

    Here is the link to article where i found it:

    http://www.destructoid.com/playon-video-st...ii-146030.phtml

    This is the link to the website where you download the program:

    http://www.themediamall.com/playon/lp1/dow...00907&loc=2
     
  2. chrisf

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    wasnt there a thread going about free software that did this? or is this the same thing?
     
  3. quepaso

    Member quepaso GBAtemp Fan

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    Playon is excellent software, and it goes on sale all the time for 20 or 25. That said, i heard end of september, Netflix is coming to Wii and PS3 and Iphone. I wouldnt worry, just wait.
     
  4. Banger

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    I just pee'd myself with laughter, those nazi's would never let such a thing happen.
     
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    Yeah come on, free streaming videos would never happen on the Iphone. They'd have to be at least $5/minute for Apple to let Netflix do that.
     
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    No Wii os PS3 for Netflix. Read this
     
  7. gamer220
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    Newcomer gamer220 Advanced Member

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    I thought there was a thread just on how to do Hulu. I dont think there is a free way to do netflix on wii yet.
     
  8. jakejm79

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    Tversity pro will do it for free, that being said I have found the performance and interface (on both the server PC and the wii) to be a lot better with Playon (Tversity only allow playing of you Hulu queue whereas Playon allows follow browsing) . I still find the video a little choppy, but that could be due to the wireless on the wii, it works perfectly with my HR23 DVR. I will def snap up playon once it becomes available for around $20.
     
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    Member quepaso GBAtemp Fan

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    Its exclusive till the day its not anymore. Also, that article is ancient history, just re-posted to show how stupid bloggers are to report news without doing any checking up on it. Netflix contract ends Sept with microsoft. Take your bets if you think microsoft will spend more then netflix will make by allowing ps3/wii owners to sign up for netflix streaming. I doubt they will, but you never know i guess.
     
  10. yabel

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    Ive been a Playon user for about 8 months with my Xbox using XBMC. They offer alot of channels including Hulu and netflix. It does support Wii !! It is a beta but info leaked out about how to connect your wii. All you do is have Internet browser installed as a channel and goto
    www.playon.tv
    and if playon is runnin on your pc as it should you will see playon as a option for a connection. Once you click it you will see all your installed plugins INCLUDING hulu and netflix. Both work. I was watched a couple mins of Hulu just as a test and watched a whole movie Matchstick men off Netflix.
    I need to turn settings of bandwidth to LOW as playon forums say but mine was on high and film just seemed a tick slow but not bad enough not to stop watchin the movie. I will see if LOW makes it a better playback.
    Pros:
    Watch hulu and netflix on TV
    Many other plugin channels and more to come (http://www.playonplugins.com/ )
    Cons:
    Screen a little small
    Picture quality a bit grainy
    Cost of playon ( they do put it on sale once a few months but I feel $40 is well worth streamin movies and Tv shows to my tv is well worth savings I have on cuttin back my cable package)
    Wii most likely not be able to convert video formats due to its OS and components so it will need a PC to help with the work. I feel its worth it and they do offer a trial period.
    post any questions and I can try to help on what I know about it.
     
  11. jakejm79

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    You can click on the icon that looks like rectangle in a rectangle and that will make it full screen. Also there is a promo code for $10 off (good thru 8/31/09) AUG10OFF
     
  12. yabel

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    Even after that its 3/4 of full screen. I know my xbmc becomes full on both sites. But small price to pay so far.
     

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