Tag Archives: streaming movies
Thu, Jan 14, 2010 | 15:13 GMT
NOA’s Reggie Fils-Aime chatted to CNBC yesterday about Nintendo’s deal with Netflix, telling the news outlet that because there’s not a lot of HD content through the streaming movie service, Wii customers won’t even miss higher resolutions.
Wed, Sep 23, 2009 | 01:38 BST
After being wooed by Microsoft early in the game, it appears that Netflix now wants to spread the love. Speaking with Reuters, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings outlined his plan to boldly stream movies where no other service has streamed before.
“Eventually we want to be on all the game consoles, all the Blu-ray players, all the Internet TVs. So we are working in parallel with all of those efforts. Currently our Xbox deal is exclusive and we haven’t characterized it more than that,” he said.
Expect to see Netflix on everything short of the Game Boy Color the second that exclusivity deal runs out.
More through the link.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 22:11 GMT
A survey is asking people about using Netflix on Wii.
This is according to a form sent into Joystiq by a reader. The scan of the page says:
“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.”
Blimey. More over here.
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 16:50 GMT
Lionsgate executive Curt Marvis has told Variety that Wii as “a huge opportunity for his studio to distribute movies and TV shows,” and he thinks it will happen sometime this year in the US.
“The thing that is clearly a force in digital are the game devices”, he said. “I think when we see the Wii come into the market with the ability to stream movies, which I think is maybe going to happen as soon as this year. I think that’s going to be a big marketplace for digital distribution.”
A limited video service is currently in the works for Wii in Japan, so if all goes well it’s a possibility for other territories.
There are currently 16.2 million Wiis installed in the US, compared to 12.8 million Xbox 360s and 6.3 million PS3s.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 20:35 GMT
A British Xbox 360 ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for not clarifying the fact that downloaded Live movies could only be kept for 14 days.
According to the ASA, the small print failed to mention that anyone who used the download service must own the Xbox 360 with hard drive, which runs £169.99, and that the movies expire after 14 days, or 24 hours after the film’s started.
“Because the ad focused on the Xbox 360 download function and new users could be influenced to purchase on the basis of being able to download and keep movies, we considered that the time limitation to play downloaded movies and the fact that they were being rented rather than bought were significant conditions that should have been clarified in the ad,” the body said in its judgment.
The ad was brought to the ASA’s attention when a consumer filed a complaint, which Microsoft claimed was unreasonable because they were “not viable to explain all the features of its Xbox movie download service in a short TV advert”.
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 06:29 BST
Microsoft just confirmed that it is to partner with Netflix exclusively for 360.
The service will be provided at no extra cost to the Xbox Live subscription, gamers were assured, giving access to thousands of films and TV shows.
All video content will be viewable by other Avatars in parties. Which is kind of cool.
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 | 06:53 GMT
According to this, US movie retailer Netflix has surveyed American 360 owners to gauge interest at streaming films to the console. The company has so far declined to say whether or not the interest means a real move towards a new service for the machine, saying only that it’s concerned with getting its films on the public’s TVs “in as many ways as possible.”
The news follows the announcement of a partnership in January between Netflix and LG Electronics to produce a set-top box to stream movies to HD televisions.