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Netflix streaming headed to Wii, iPhone?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Aug 2009 1:17 User comments (2)

Netflix streaming headed to Wii, iPhone? According to unnamed executives familiar with the situation, Netflix is preparing to bring its "Watch Instantly" streaming service to the Nintendo Wii and the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch via Wi-Fi.
"Watch Instantly" allows Netflix subscribers to view over 12,000 movies and TV episodes, via the Xbox 360, LG Blu-ray players, TiVos, Sony Bravia HDTVs and many other devices. If Multichannel's report is accurate, the service could be heading to three new devices, and soon.

Important to note however, is that the iPhone/Touch app would most likely block the viewing of content over the 3G, due to AT&T's alleged throttling of bandwidth intense applications. So far, most bandwidth intensive video content apps have been relegated to Wi-Fi only.

We will keep you updated.

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2 user comments

15.8.2009 7:07

If they bring the service to the wII and the iPod, while still blocking the PS3, I think my head will explode! Then again, this is not the first rumor about deploying the service on new platforms...in the past is has mostly just been hot air. I especialy doubt that it would work on the iPod, as the videos are currently locked to Silverlight, and the iPod won't run silverlight any time soon according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

25.8.2009 9:07

What about running it on a winmo phone?

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