streaming netflix through wii

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  1. accordlayingkit

    accordlayingkit iPad Enthusiast

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    I've had a wii for a couple of years now as as I just got a ipad indecember I have netflix account now and was wondering can I stream through wii and does ipad come involved as a remote or anything?
     
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    The iPad cannot push Netflix (stream) to the Wii. The Wii can stream Netflix on its own. The iPad can streak Netflix on its own. The Remote app works from the iPad to control an apple device (either iTunes or AppleTV). You can manage your queue on the iPad's Netflix app. I actually watch a lot of Netflix on my iPad.
     
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    Contact Netflix for the disk to use in your Wii game machine that allow the Netflix connection.
     
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    DaveSt iPad Junkie

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    Actually you don't need the disc anymore. Just download the Netflix application through the Wii and install it.
     
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    There is no longer a disk. You download a free app from the WII store or whatever it is called.
     
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    accordlayingkit iPad Enthusiast

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    Are the tv shows on netflix current...like next day or what? I've watched somemovies but haven't checked out tv shows
     
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    Not really. You might get last season's shows, but it doesn't work like Hulu. Netflix is all about DVD rentals, so if the show's DVDs are not available for rent you won't get them on Netflix either.
     
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    accordlayingkit iPad Enthusiast

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    Hmm well hulu plus has a app.doesn't it? But the rating suck if I remember correctly?
     
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    The content on Hulu Plus as well as the video streaming quality are both pretty good. The reason you see so many poor ratings for the app is because you are paying $7.99 a month and you still have to watch advertisements every 10 minutes or so, just like you do when watching for free on your computer. If the ads don't bother you then it is fine. If you plan on watching Hulu content at home, I would suggest purchasing Splashtop and just watch the content remotely through your wireless network. It isn't perfect, but it is close enough to get the job done and it is certainly a cheaper way to go.
     
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    freebirdforever iPad Ninja

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    Hulu might actually go under according to recent reports. They're considering a total restructuring of their business model. Its sad really.
     
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    Never mind...
     
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    We stream netflix via a sony network media player now.

    Huluplus is great. I still chuckle at the folk who get upset overy paying $7.99 and still get commercials. How is Hulu's service different from Comcast or DirecTV??? I still have to watch commercials through them and I pay $80 a month for service! ..some people just amaze me. Maybe if they were smart, they'd NOT have a sat or cable provider, and just buy an old computer, slap a video card with an HDMI output into it, plug it into their 42" LCD tv, and just stream content from the FREE hulu site. Even if a new computer with HDMI out is $600, and hulu.com is free, that means the whole setup roughly pays for itself in about 6 months..... But oh well. I'll still pay for my commercials :)

    Anywho, Huluplus doesn't have as much content as their flashbased, free site. This is why:
     
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    Is is different from Comcast or DirecTV because you don't have a large majority of people accessing their media for free while a much smaller group are paying for what ends up being a worse service (less content). I don't blame Hulu for going with a paid service, but at the same time the argument against their current model does have some merit.
     
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    I've been using Netflix and it's been streaming fairly well with not reall any interruptions...was wondering how the hulu plus app streams? I know a lot of people are upset with the $7.99 subscription but does it stream without much buffering like my Netflix app will?
     

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