08-26-2009 #1labonte Guest
PlayOn Will Soon Stream Hulu and Netflix to the Nintendo Wii
MediaMall is on the verge of announcing their Wii PlayOn beta, which has been in quiet testing for a while now.
What this means to you: For about $40, you'll be able to stream Hulu and Netflix to your Wii!
To quote: PlayOn's been around on the Xbox and PS3 since last year, as well as on all kinds of DLNA-compliant TVs-it's essentially a super-compatible Web interface for video services that don't work on certain platforms-and we knew it was headed Wii-ward from the start.
This is a step, and a sign that the service will actually materialize sometime soon, but it probably won't include a specific, formal release date.
- PlayOn support for Nintendo's Wii in Beta.
- This is the first time PlayOn is able to control the user interface (and we spent significant time designing it)
- It is available for a free 14-day full-featured trial at www.playon.tv; after that it is a one-time $39.99 fee to purchase a license
- It is the same software that supports the PS3 and XBOX360, so if you already have a license or active trial, it will work on your Wii as well
- PlayOn uses the "Internet Channel" on the Wii
- How it works: You can find the PlayOn Media Server(s) by opening the "Internet Channel" web browser on the Wii, pressing the "WWW" button, and entering the web address playon.tv - We recommend you add this page to your Wii Browser "Favorites" to make it easy to return to. To upgrade your Nintendo Wii with the "Internet Channel" web browser, visit here
- We are very proud to offer Wii support as it has been one of the most requested features from our users and shows our commitment to expanding consumer access to PlayOn
- PlayOn offers the broadest selection of premium content available from Internet - to - TV providers (Hulu, Netflix, CBS, ESPN, CNN, Amazon VOD, You Tube) and our selection of niche content is growing daily via our open plugin architecture:
- Academic Earth
- Cartoon Network
- Food Network
- Local Files
- Southpark Studios
- Spike TV
- Podcasts (OPML Player) - with dozens of available feeds!
- International channels: Danish DR and Spanish TVE
- PlayOn works on a broad range of devices, including the Playstation3, XBOX360, Nintendo Wii, Digeo's Moxi HD DVR, Verismo's VuNow Device and many DLNA-compliant devices
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08-26-2009 #2setTopbox Guest
I haven't seen this floating on my NNTP provider. Perhaps because it's still in beta?
09-03-2009 #3MiniMoose64 Guest
This is very interesting to see this on the Wii. I think that this explains the recent update to the Internet Channel making it free and with updated flash abilities.
Will most definitely be keeping an eye out for this.