Netflix Coming To A Wii Near You?
The Xbox 360 kicked things off for home console compatibility with Netflix, then the PS3 joined the party via Netflix launch disc. Though the Wii can't play regular Netflix DVDs, will it finally get a chance to stream movies from the video rental giant's collection? Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says the service will eventually be available on all consoles.
In an interview with All Things Digital during CES 2010 in Vegas last week, Hastings said the chances of Netflix getting on a Nintendo console are excellent. In July Netflix hired John Funge, who previously held a lead research position with a company that helped create Wii MotionPlus and other Wii development tools. Funge is now head of Netflix's game platforms division so the Wii may very well be next in line for instant streaming.