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post #1 of 3 Old 03-21-2009, 12:00 PM - Thread Starter
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Netflix may be looking to expanding their service beyond Xbox 360. According to a consumer survey mailed to a Joystiq reader, Netflix may provide their service to Wii owners. "Imagine that, as an added benefit to DVDs by mail, Netflix offers its members the ability to watch movies & TV episodes instantly on their TV via their Nintendo Wii, choosing from a library of over 12,000 choices.

According to the survey, the Netflix service will be enabled through a "Netflix Instant Streaming Disc." The disc would need to be placed in the Wii every time someone wanted to use the Netflix service. Unlike Microsoft, it appears Nintendo will not bundle Netflix into an upcoming firmware.

The existence of this survey doesn't necessarily mean Netflix support on Wii is confirmed. However, it does suggest the company has been investigating the possibilities. We're certain Netflix is eager to tap into the millions of Nintendo fans ready to try the streaming movie service.

Wow if Netflix indeed hits Wii, it will completely cement it's dominance.

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What would really be neat is if Netflix released a Blu-ray disc that would let all of the BDlive capable Blu-ray player finally access some interesting content.
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It was my understanding that the XBox 360 had exclusive console rights for the Netflix "Watch Now" service. Perhaps a deal is being cut to promote the Netflix service.

Some interesting business implications here.....
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