Originally Posted by homank76
I thought it was more than that, like adding netflix.
Thank you for setting me straight.
"Adding Netflix" to the Wii simply requires that you are a Netflix subscriber & that you ordered the free Netflix disc for Wii from them.
Wii/PS3 saw Netflix come to their current consoles via a disc that contains the Netflix app. At the time, it was assumned that Sony & Nintendo got discs due to an exclusive deal btwn the movie renter & MS to feature Netflix on the Live dashboard. Issuing discs to the other consoles passed thru a loophole in the 360 "exclusivity".
Both consoles could have had Netflix on their respective Channel Menu/PSN dashboard (or whatever they call it). In fact, for the Wii version - once the Netflix app is booted up & running, you can actually eject the disc from the Wii - disc is only used to boot up the app, but does nothing once the Wii connects to your Netflix account. And if it has not happened already, there was talk a while back that the PS3 would eventually lose the need for the disc.
Wii Netflix has, IMO, the coolest overall user interface - just point & click w/ the Wiimote...even Grandma can handle it!!! What you lose, of course, is access to HD streaming. The quality of Netflix streaming is kinda all over the place, but as far as comparing std def PQ, all 3 game systems are very comparable. Via Wii, Netflix streaming can be VHS quality all the way up to pretty good DVD quality. Audio is limited to Dolby Pro Logic.
Still, I get a lot of use out of the Netflix Wii app - especially for my kids. We stopped buying Thomas & Friends DVDs for my youngest daughter, for example, as Netflix has virtually every one ever issued available to stream. If I just have to have something from Netflix in HD...well, that's why my disc by mail preferences are set to Blu.