Netflix apps on all gaming consoles (finally)

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Nintendo has announced that the Wii is now supporting streaming Neflix without a disc. On an unrelated note, Sony released a download for streaming Neflix, also without a disc. Now if only Microsoft could follow suit. What’s that you say? The 360 has had Streaming Neflix for months? Touche, Xbox.    Â

Today marks the official launch of Sony’s disc-free stream, which also boasts some serious new options that should impress even the most skeptical of users. Rumor has it that the app will include Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound support, select movies in 1080i, subtitle options for some films, and faster loading. Users of the streaming service can now bring the growing Netflix library right to their TV free of charge. Â

It seems like Netflix can do no wrong, and their recent deal with Epix should solidify them as the go-to movie viewing company anywhere. If you think Blockbuster is still a viable option, you probably wear Heelies and listen to the Eurythmics. Grow up.Â

Meanwhile, Nintendo is streamlining the instant watch process, adding the Netflix app right to the Wii Menu without requiring a disc. The app is free, and makes available the Netflix streaming library to anyone with…

Nintendo has announced that the Wii is now supporting streaming Neflix without a disc. On an unrelated note, Sony released a download for streaming Neflix, also without a disc. Now if only Microsoft could follow suit. What’s that you say? The 360 has had Streaming Neflix for months? Touche, Xbox.      

Today marks the official launch of Sony’s disc-free stream, which also boasts some serious new options that should impress even the most skeptical of users. Rumor has it that the app will include Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound support, select movies in 1080i, subtitle options for some films, and faster loading. Users of the streaming service can now bring the growing Netflix library right to their TV free of charge.  

It seems like Netflix can do no wrong, and their recent deal with Epix should solidify them as the go-to movie viewing company anywhere. If you think Blockbuster is still a viable option, you probably wear Heelies and listen to the Eurythmics. Grow up. 

Meanwhile, Nintendo is streamlining the instant watch process, adding the Netflix app right to the Wii Menu without requiring a disc. The app is free, and makes available the Netflix streaming library to anyone with a Netflix subscription and broadband access. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime brags about the service in Nintendo’s press release (http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=25904), but with Sony’s app launching as well, the Wii looks to be bringing up the rear.